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St. FX student to represent Nova Scotia at World piping Championship

By Caitlin Snow Jan 17, 2024 | 12:26 PM

A student from St. FX will represent Nova Scotia when he competes in a World Championship for piping.

Brady Webb, from Westville, says he started to learn the bagpipes when he was just 6 years old and at age 10, he was competing in local highland games.

Since then, he has competed in numerous competitions and was the Grade 1 (the highest level of competence in amateur piping) winner in The Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (The CLASP) in November and now Webb has qualified for the new World Amateur Solo Piping Champion of Champions event, which CLASP will host April 27, 2024.

The competition will showcase the world’s 10 best amateur solo pipers. Tickets are available to purchase to watch online.

On the University’s webpage Webb said, “I feel very honoured to have earned an invitation to this new and inaugural event. The CLASP is highly respected amongst many, especially those involved in piping and drumming, so to be recognized by them means a lot. I know that the other nine pipers I will be competing against are the best of the best.”

Through piping, Webb said he has had the privilege to be a part of many great events, locally and abroad, including several highland games including the one in Antigonish.

“I have been fortunate to receive many awards ranging from Piper of the Day to placing first in the Atlantic Canada Piobaireachd Challenge, which usually takes place in the spring of each year. I have been recognized by the Atlantic Canada Pipe Band Association and have been awarded a variety of awards from the association.”

Webb added that he also piped in many local events including fundraisers, not just competitions.

He looks forward to what lies ahead.