Welcome to the Ipswich Piping Society, lovers of bagpipes of all sorts, who gather every Monday evening from the farthest corners of East Anglia to chat about bagpipe music, play some tunes and learn some new tricks. Sometimes we can even be persuaded to venture out in public!

We are not a pipe band but simply love the music and the chance to learn from anyone of like mind. When we come out to play it’s to pass on our enthusiasm. We hope that you’ll experience and enjoy a little of this amazing music.

Enjoy our website and please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

College of Piping Easter Schools

Follow the link if you want to brush up your skills this Spring….

Easter School

IPS Recital 2018!


Book now to avoid disappointment; what an evening that will be!  Contact us by email Rod Caird

Ipswich Poppy Appeal

Society pipers made a great job of helping to launch the British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal in Ipswich on October 28.  Pictured here are Graham MacAusland, Martin Combes, Tod Dedman  and Jim Jarvie.  Abbie Willett was also there!

Martlesham Centenary

We had a great day out.  In the end there wasn’t as much piping as we planned – but what there was sounded pretty good…..

Ipswich Library Multi-Cultural Day

Our pipers – Andrew Nimmons, Jim Jarvie, Albie Willett, Clive Wilson and Alex Carruthers – kicked off the day on Saturday June 24 with some great tunes.  Always a terrific event and a pleasure to be invited.

Pipes in the Park June 18

Society pipers came home from Colchester last weekend with a good harvest of prizes.  Essex Caledonian pipe band came 2nd in the grade 4 march; 3rd in the grade 4 MSR and 2nd in the grade 3 medley – well done Pipe Major John Young, Neil Wilson and Wally Wallace.  Albie Willett came third in the under 18s 6/8 march and MSR; Rod Caird came third in the amateur piobaireachd.  Other members did a great job stewarding the event. It was a very hot day; all credit to the pipers and members for helping to make it a brilliant day out.

The band results in full are on the Scotland in Colchester website:

And there are photos here:

Red Nose Day




Great to get this from Comic Relief, let’s see if we can do even better next time.  Many thanks to everyone in Woodbridge who contributed!

Another great Stuart Liddell set – the Dirty B….

Colchester Pipes in the Park!

Many society pipers will be playing in bands and solo in Colchester on June 18.  It’s a great day out for everyone – don’t miss it!

Comic Relief in Woodbridge – £331 raised!!


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