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Autumn 2021

We've had quite a busy time since the last update, as Neil took on a challenge to play a different tune on Highland Pipes every day for 100 days, and we've been recording and uploading them to our YouTube channel. We had a week's holiday on Mull and continued the...

Summer 2021

Wow, what a roaster it’s been! Scotland has basked in high temperatures for the last few weeks, and it looks set to continue. We’d like to draw your attention to this year’s Tryst Festival, which is having to be held entirely online due to Covid restrictions. However,...

News: Spring 2021

We finally seem to be easing out of what has felt like a very long lockdown! What a strange time it has been...although Neil is grateful for the many pupils who have continued to receive lessons online throughout this time, and to new pupils who have joined us or been...

Upcoming Events

As it seems unlikely that we'll be able to perform any gigs at real venues in the near future, we've decided to plan some online livestream events. These will go out on Facebook live but will be available to view on YouTube afterwards. The first of these will be...

Happy New Year

We have to admit that in many ways, we were quite relieved to leave 2020 behind! We finished the year by joining in with Falkirk Folk Club's virtual Hogmanay session. The Manx set which we submitted as part of it can be viewed on our YouTube channel - it's a mix of 4...

2020 News

Wow, what a year..! When we finished up last year after all our gigs and said we'd like 2020 to be a bit quieter, this wasn't quite what we had in mind...anyway, the start of the year was fairly hectic - we moved house on 21 Jan, to a property more suited to teaching...

2019 Round-up: Piping and Folk Duo

Wow, what a year 2019 turned out to be for us! It was a real mixed bag of musical events that challenged and uplifted us and we met some wonderful people along the way. As Glenbervie Folk Duo, we did 37 gigs in the year. With piping gigs added, we did 20 in the local...

2019 Round-up: Teaching

2019 has been an exceptional year for teaching at Falkirk Piping! Neil has been delighted with the number of pupils who have signed up to learn bagpipes, or to improve their playing, and with those who have stayed on from previous years. There have been a few new...

Midsummer Update 2019

We had a fantastic trip to San Diego in April, having been invited by the House of Scotland to perform at their Tartan Day in Balboa Park. We also did a gig at the Fourpenny Inn (Scottish pub) and a concert in the House of Nations, where Neil had the honour of playing...

February 2019 update!

Sorry for the delay in updating our news, but we thought we'd wait until a few events were confirmed. 2019 is going to be a very busy year for us...lots of teaching, gigs and travel! Here's a run down of events: Mar 2: Yae Glintin' Licht at the Torphichen Inn, 2-7pm...

Autumn news 2018

Well, apart from our slot at the Linlithgow Folk Festival, Sep and Oct were quite quiet for Glenbervie, mainly due to family commitments. However, things are picking up in the run up to Christmas! Neil has increased his teaching days to Sunday - Thursday, due to a...

July & August 2018

Whew, what a busy summer here at Falkirk Piping! Neil has played at weddings most weekends and continues to have a full teaching schedule Sunday - Wednesday. We've had a few gigs and events thrown into the mix, too! We were delighted to have been asked to play at the...

Summer News 2018

Where have the first 6 months of this year gone? Hard to believe we're into July already! It's been a busy time for us since returning from our Falklands trip. As a spin-off from that, we decided to put out a notice to local schools, offering to come and play our...

Falkland Islands Trip 2018

Neil and Kathryn have just returned from what was surely the trip of a lifetime! Thanks to the Shackleton Scholarship Fund, we were invited to the Falklands to do performances and music workshops for the first two weeks of Feb. After a long flight from Brize Norton to...

January 2018 Update

Firstly, a very Happy New Year to all! Looks like it's going to be quite an exciting one for GGP/Glenbervie Duo, but more on that later... Autumn and early winter was quite a busy time for us. We got together with some friends in October to play at the local SNP...

September 2017 update

August and September have been busy months for GGP and Glenbervie! We had our first ever Edinburgh Fringe show at St Mark's in Castle Terrace. A lovely venue with superb acoustics and very helpful front-of-house folk. We were delighted to have so many people come...

Summer Update!

Wow, are we really almost half way through the year? January was busy with Burns' Suppers, both in our local area and in the Fox & Hounds in Ennerdale, Cumbria. In February we joined our good friends George and Tony ('Corralach') in a mini tour including gigs in...

News for December

Busy month for us, with various Christmas gigs both indoors and out! Talking of outdoors...next year, Neil is embarking on an ambitious challenge of running 12 marathons in 12 months! 'Men's Running' magazine are following his progress for the first one, and Macmillan...