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!

Recital Raffle

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

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.

Recital 2017 – Book Now!

To reserve your seat email

Martlesham Heath Remembrance Sunday

rod-tartedRod 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.

Poppy Appeal

ips-ipswich-poppy-appeal-2016-jim-jarvie Jim Jarvie (left), Martin Combes and Alex Carruthers played at the launch of the Ipswich Poppy Appeal on October 29, leading the Mayor and representatives of the British Legion from the Town Hall to the special pop-up Poppy shop in the Sailmakers shopping arcade.image002

Supporting the British Legion

img_0120 img_0119Society pipers Rod Caird, Martin Combes and Tod Dedman promoting the British Legion pop-up Poppy shop in the Sailmakers shopping centre. Photos by James Fletcher.

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society

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!

Hold the Date

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…..

Bandstand on the Beach, Aldeburgh

DSC_0132The 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.  DSC_0094Well 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 DSC_0175

Suffolk Legion Day, Haughley

HaughleySociety pipers put on a good show on July 2 at the well attended County Rally and Village Fete in Haughley supported by the Royal British Legion.

Scotland in Colchester

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 imagewho played Miss Elspeth Campbell.  He also came 2nd in the under 18s march,  strathspey and reel.  Well done by our youngest society member!

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