Cracking the Millstone, Part I: Bagpipe Competitions Are Dead

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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It’s spring approaching summer here in the eastern US. And you know what that means? That means the Highland games and bagpipe competition circuit has begun in earnest….

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Hacking Your Inner Bagpiping Judge

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

There are those who would claim Highland piping is difficult. It may be, but perfecting a crunluath a-mach is nothing compared to the art of perfecting your own…

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Bagpipes: You’re Doing It Wrong

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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Most people who are not exposed to matters of Highland bagpiping have an image of bagpipers that includes a dandily dressed man in a skirt, making sounds akin…

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Hacking Bagpipe Competitions: Idea 3—The Adjudicator Fee Cap

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Highland games and cultural festivals in general sit on a financial precipice. They serve an extremely narrow subset of the public in spite of every effort to make…

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Transcript of Donald Lindsay’s Thoughts on the Status of the EUSPBA Judges Panel

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Last week on Bagpipe Nation, we had a great conversation with special guest Donald Lindsay on canntaireachd and its connection to piobaireachd. We had a brief discussion near…

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