Bagpiper John Campbell, A Scottish Highland Bagpiper in South Wales & Adjacent Counties

Bringing the unique sound of the Great Highland Bagpipes to any occasion across South Wales and Adjacent Counties...

Solo competitions - notable results.  

 

 Photo of Edinburgh Grade 2 Overall Win, Jun 2015

Adult Amateur, RSPBA (London) - May 2017.

 March, Strathspey & Reel (MSR) - 2nd Place

 

World Amateur Solo Piping Champ's Grade 2 - Glasgow, Aug 2016.

Strathspey & Reel - 1st, Jig - 6th.  Overall 5th Place. 

 

CLASP Grade 2 - London, Nov 2015

Piobaireachd - 1st, 2/4 March - 4th, Strathspey & Reel - 4th 

 

CLASP Grade 2 - 2014-2015 Season.  Overall Grade 2, 4th Place.

 

CLASP Grade 2 - Edinburgh, Jun 2015.  

2/4 March - 1st, Strathspey & Reel - 1st, Jig - 3rd, Piobaireachd - 4th.  1st Overall.

 

CLASP Grade 2 -Glasgow, Apr 2015.  

Strathspey & Reel - 3rd, Piobaireachd - 4th, 2/4 March - 5th, 6/8 March - 6th

 

CLASP Grade 2 - Chatsworth, Aug 2014.  

Piobaireachd - 1st, 2/4 March - 2nd, Strathspey & Reel - 2nd, Hornpipe & Jig - 2nd, 6/8 March - 3rd

 

Adult Amateur, RSPBA (London) - Apr 2014.

March, Strathspey & Reel (MSR) - 3rd Place

 

World 'Online' Piping & Drumming Champ's, USA - Nov 2013, Grade 3. 3rd Overall.

 

CLASP Grade 2 - Glasgow, April 2013

Piobaireachd - 1st,  2/4 March - 3rd

 

RSBPA (London) - Apr 2013

2/4 March event - 1st Place

 

CLASP Grade 3 - 2011-2012Overall Grade 3 League Title Winner.

 

CLASP Grade 3 - Edinburgh, June 20121st Overall.

Piobaireach (Full) - 1st, Piobaireachd (Ground Only) - 1st, 2/4 March - 3rd, Strathspey & Reel - 1st

 

CLASP Grade 3, Glasgow, April 2012.  1st Overall

Piobaireach (Full) - 1st, Piobaireachd (Ground Only) - 1st, 2/4 March - 3rd, Strathspey & Reel - 3rd

 

CLASP (with SPSL) Grade 3, London, Nov 2011.  1st Overall

Piobaireachd (Full) - 1st, Piobaireachd (Ground Only) - 1st, 2/4 March - 1st, Strathspey & Reel - 1st, Jig - 4th

 

'Online 2' Competition Grade 4 - USA, Jun 2011.  1st Overall

Piobaireach - 1st, 2/4 March - 1st, Strathspey & Reel - 1st

 

World Amateur Solo Piping Champ's Grade 3 - Glasgow, Aug 2010.  3rd Overall

Piobaireach (Full) - 1st, Piobaireachd (Ground Only) - 3rd, 2/4 March - 5th, Strathspey & Reel - 5th, 6/8 March - 2nd

 

World Amateur Solo Piping Champ's Grade 3 - Glasgow, Aug 2009. =1st Overall

Piobaireach (Full) - 1st, Piobaireachd (Ground Only) - 2nd, 2/4 March - 3rd, Strathspey & Reel - 6th, Jig - 5th

 

CLASP Grade 3, St. Andrews (Scotland), Jan 2009.  1st Overall

Piobaireachd (Ground Only) - 1st, 2/4 March - 2nd, Strathspey & Reel - 3rd

 

Competition Information.

In any competition different elements include a March, Strathspey &  Reel (MSR), a 'Jig', 6/8 March or a combined Hornpipe and Jig.  These tunes are generally termed 'Light Music' (or Ceol Beag). 

The other element is known as 'Piobaireachd' (Peebruck) or 'Ceol Mor' (Big music).  Piobaireachd is the equivalent of 'classical' music and is usually played by a Solo Piper.  However, pipe bands sometimes play Piobaireachd at concerts. 

Piobaireachd music begins with a theme called the 'Urlar or Ground'.  This is then followed by variations that generally increase both in tempo and complexity.  The piper then returns to the first line of the ground to complete the tune.  The following is Simon Fraser University Pipe Band (Grade 1, Canada) during a concert in Glasgow.  The tune is "Field of Gold" & became my second preference Piobaireachd for competition submission.

 

Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers' (CLASP)

Overall Winner Grade 3, 2011-2012

 

Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers' (CLASP), Grade 3

World Amateur Solo Piping Champion 2009