The Lowland and Borders Piping Society
I’ve hovered around this group since I started playing Borderpipes a few years ago. I’ve been to a couple of their events and I’ve got a few of the publications and discs. It’s a worthy cause and mostly I have had a bit of a laugh, played some tunes and enjoyed myself regardless. I have however been pretty fed up with seeing the same faces in the pictures at every event, a bunch of middle age small pipers and the fact that the forum, dead as it was is now a Facebook thing. That is something I will not do, no matter how much it might spite my face.
Is anyone here an active or hovering member of the LBPS? Does it really promote borderpipes? I’m not sure myself. None of the teaching events, and there were only 2 until the college of piping thing started includes borderpipes anymore. None of the regulars at any of the LBPS events, play borderpipes. Is it really just a smallpipers club for a few retired folk and borderpipes for the odd professional, tolerated as just that?