Winter Storm 2016


Burley Highland Bagpipes have been finding their way into increasingly serious competitive piping events, both band and solo contests, for some time.

This year,  Alastair Lee of Coquitlam B.C. gave an outstanding performance on his new Burley drones at Winter Storm 2016  in Kansas City.  Alastair competed in the Gold Medal Piobaireachd and the North American Gold Medal "Ceol Bag" contest at this event.

Uilleann Pipes!

September 27/2016

Construction of the uilleann full set prototype has begun.  Click on the Uilleann pipes tab for a sneak peak!  Work on the prototype will take place between new pipe orders and repairs.  This may take a few months, but we are hoping for a birth cry some time in January!

Original Piobaireachd Composition Contest

September 27/2016

The Shasta Piping Society, (California USA) and The Burley Bagpipe Company are proudly sponsoring a Piobaireachd Music Writing Contest.  

Judging will take place in the spring, by a distinguished panel of edjudicators: Bill Livingstone, Mike Cusack, and Rob Wallace.

There is substantial prize money involved, so if you are feeling inspired don't hold back your talents!


Details may be found at the following link:…/shasta…/home/piobaireachd-contest

The Results are In!!!

May 8/2017


















The winners of the Piobaireachd Composing Contest have been officially announced.

Congratulations to Jori Chisolm of Seattle Washington for his first place win, and to Dave Mason of South Africa, (2nd Place) and to John Bottomley, piping director at West Point Military Academy USA for 3rd place.

Thank you gentlemen for adding some great new tunes to the world's piobaireachd repertoire!
Thank you to all others who submitted works.

And, of course, a huge thank you to our panel of judges, Mike Cusack, Bill Livingstone and Robert Wallace. A double thank you to Robert for running this contest on Piping Press!

Finally, thank you to my good friend Stephen Rooklidge of the Shasta Piping Society for inviting me to be a part of this.

Please read the full article and hear Jori's tune on Piping Press:

@2016 by Graham Burley | The Burley Bagpipe Company | Proudly created with

  • Facebook B&W