The Bagpipe Happiness Principle

Friday, September 26, 2014

Time is money, they say. If that is true, then what are you spending your money (time) on? “They” also say money can’t buy happiness. But I disagree….

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On Being a Great Bagpiper

Monday, September 22, 2014
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As pipers and drummers, it is easy to get so wrapped up in the “Highland” arts that we forget that the experience of making music is mostly the same for players of any instrument.

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Tripping into Parallel Realities Via Bagpipes

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Letcher as Bosky Man on Bonfire Night

And why not? As Andy Lechter, in an article from Vice.com, says about bagpipes: “They’re a trance instrument, playing simple, barbaric, repetitive tunes until everyone is in a…

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Hacking Bagpipe Competitions: Create a Meaningful Experience

Thursday, March 7, 2013
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The first round of the Bagadou championships was held in Brest, Brittany a couple of weeks ago. An amazing event. The contest features the top level bagad ensembles…

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5 Steps to Building Your Bagpipe Music Repertoire

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
oldmusic

Developing one’s musicianship as a solo bagpiper or pipe bandsman can be hard work, and it’s easy to fall back on the competitive music that demands so much of our time to polish. But, as musicians, we owe it to ourselves to develop a broader view.

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