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The Piping Hour

  • Wednesdays, 10:00pm11:00pm
  • Fridays, 10:00pm11:00pm

The Piping Hour, hosted by Dr. Stephen Rooklidge, explores the Celtic traditions of pipe, voice, harp, and fiddle music, in an hour of new and old recordings that is hoped will be inspirational, entertaining, and educational.


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We'd like to thank those who have contributed to our vintage recording library:

  • Allan Hamilton at piperspersuasion.com
  • Jim McGillivray at piping.on.ca
  • Tony Langford at t.langford@ucl.ac.uk
  • Robert Wallace at pipingpress.com

We here at The Piping Hour are proud to be Affiliate Members of The Piobaireachd Society.  This membership allows us access to the archive recordings of some of history's legendary pipers.  Consider joining The Piobaireachd Society.  For more information: https://www.piobaireachd.co.uk

The introductory music for the show is "Braigh Loch Iall"; commonly referred to as "Braes (or Banks) of Locheil".  It is played by the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band from an LP issued in 1967 and reissued on the CD: Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band Revisited, shortly before the death of PM Iain McLeod.


PIPERS: If you'd like some of your piping to be played during the "Local Piper" segment of the show, please email an audio file in a common format and a short bio to: shastapipingsociety@gmail.com

Listen below to prior

episodes of

The Piping Hour!

The Piping Hour
10:00pm, 8-17-2022
10:00pm, 8-10-2022
10:00pm, 8-3-2022
10:00pm, 7-27-2022
10:00pm, 7-20-2022
10:00pm, 7-13-2022
10:00pm, 7-6-2022
10:00pm, 6-29-2022
10:00pm, 6-22-2022
10:00pm, 6-15-2022