Hack Your Practice: Become an Awesome Bagpiper With Your Piping Z-Score

Thursday, October 2, 2014
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Setting focussed music goals and working to achieve them is the quickest path to improvement as a bagpiper. But setting proper goals can sometimes be daunting and it…

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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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Pipehacker Project: The Chanter Cap Reed Dryer

Monday, September 15, 2014
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The chanter cap has become as ubiquitous a part of the pipe box as a roll of black tape. But moisture left on the reed after playing can…

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The 2014 Metro Cup—Drinking It All In

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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There really is nowhere you can go outside of the major competition platforms in Scotland other than Newark, New Jersey in February to hear nearly 12 hours of nonstop bagpiping of the highest caliber. The Metro Cup is one of those events that seems to get better and better with each passing year. The 2014 event was no exception.

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