Pipehacker Project: The Chanter Cap Reed Dryer

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

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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5 Things to Get You Ready for the Coming Bagpipe Season

Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Practical matters rule the day. We can talk all day about artistry, ability, practicing and all the things that make a good bagpiper. But it is often the…

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Small Tunes Podcast: “Ballindalloch’s Dream”

Sunday, January 19, 2014

An old melody culled from the ample 1757 collection of Robert Bremner. Listen to the podcast for more information and a rendition on the bagpipe.

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Small Tunes Podcast: “The Death of the Wren”

Friday, December 20, 2013

This episode’s tune is a little something for the upcoming holiday season: “The Death of the Wren.” This small, driving reel is not unlike many of the idiom,…

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