Wherein Pipehacker purchases and test drives assorted bagpipe junk from ebay—so you don’t have to. If you spend any time sorting through the bagpipe offerings on Ebay you’ve seen them. The strange and wonderful variety of “off-brand” drone reeds from just about every continent on Earth. Serious pipers will simply give these goofy entries a [...]
Junk pipe indeed! It appears that the intrepid pipehacker who constructed these pvc and duct tape bagpipes knows Ohio piper Andrew Bova, who gives them a spin in the video below. Full instructions, if you dare, are up on Instructables.com. I imagine, far in the future, after the apocalypse, among the ashes of civilization, that [...]
I have often caught myself in similar mannerisms when trying to explain bagpipes to uneducated. That drone, that endless drone…
Here is a photo of Santa Claus during his champion piper days when he was competing under the alias “Donald Cameron.” I hope all pipers everywhere have been good boys and girls so Santa will bring you everything on your list. Good holiday tidings to all and a joyous and prosperous season to bagpipers everywhere! [...]
OK, let’s be clear, the problem with this episode is the obvious solution to the burst bag is the skin of one of those fuzzy critters. Nevertheless, Shaun the Sheep is my new favorite show. I have also been known to have the same reaction as the farmer when I pick up my own bagpipes. [...]
Very few folks are alive today who can recall seeing the legendary PM Willie Ross play in person. Those who are may have a thing or two to say, but why wait for that? Here is a vintage 78 rpm record (yes, a record, a large, grooved vinyl disc that you spun around to hear [...]
There are those of us who are always “costume challenged” every Hallow’een. Lament no more! As a last ditch effort, you can be one of the greatest pipers who ever lived!
You just never know what you might find… Here is a “vintage” solo bagpiping medal from-a-way-on-back in 1987. Silver, so second place to a lucky guy or gal! The medal even comes with an embossed bagpiper and engraving on the back with the year. Ah, remember the days when you used to get custom medals [...]keep looking »