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!
Don’t forget to book your £12 ticket for our stunning Stuart Liddell recital on March 17 at the Holiday Inn in Ipswich at 7.30pm – email Rod Caird for details and to save your place firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top prize in the raffle on the night will be one of RG Hardie’s brand new Deluxe Bagpipe cases. Thanks are due to the company for their continued invaluable support and a great prize on what will be a terrific evening.
Rod Caird playing at the annual service in Martlesham, honouring airmen – including 72 US servicemen – lost from the base there during World War II. Photo by Tarkey Barker.
Once again we had a great time at the MHAS Open Day on September 11. The YouTube video here captures the flavour of the occasion – the piping is about 25 minutes in (!) Next year is their centenary – that’ll be fun!
The 2017 Ipswich Piping Society Recital will be on Friday March 17 at 7.30pm at the Holiday Inn. And who will the world-class recitalist be? Watch this space, you won’t be disappointed…..
The Society was honoured to be invited to play on the last day of Aldeburgh Music Festival’s lunchtime concerts on the beach on June 26. Well it did rain a bit but we played Highland Cathedral with the famous Co-op Brass Band and a good set for pipes only. Thanks for asking us and we’ll look forward to future events. Last year we played at the Aldeburgh Musicircus so we are hoping to join in again with any future version of music on the beach. Photos by piper Ron Bossingham
Great day for Ipswich pipers in Colchester on June 12 – success for pipers playing with Essex Caledonian and Glenmoriston pipe bands and also a first place in the under 14s quick march for Albie Willett who played Miss Elspeth Campbell. He also came 2nd in the under 18s march, strathspey and reel. Well done by our youngest society member!