Donald MacDonald Cuach Piping Competition 2018

Date: 2018-06-17 07:32 PM - 11:00 PM

Venue: Armadale Castle

Five pipers will head for Armadale Castle to enter the annual Donald MacDonald Cuach Piobaireachd Competition.

The competition, now in its 32nd year, was named in honour of the 18th-century piping pioneer, Donald MacDonald.  

The five pipers invited to take part this year are last year's winner, Callum Beaumont, Glenn Brown, Alasdair Henderson, Iain Speirs and Craig Sutherland.

The event will also include singing by Christine Primrose, Head of Gaelic Song at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye.

The competition will be opened by talented young local piper Malin Lewis from Bernisdale, north Skye, who is studying at the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton. There will also be contributions from pupils from Bun-sgoil Shlèite (Sleat Primary School). The competition will be adjudicated by acclaimed piper Allan MacDonald.

The event will take place on Friday 15 June at the Stables Cafe, Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £8 (£4 concession), including buffet; call 01471 844305 or buy on the door. 


Armadale Castle


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  • 2018-06-17 07:32 PM - 11:00 PM

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