Small Tunes Podcast: “Cuaich Side”

Friday, February 6, 2015
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This episode’s tune is “Cuaich Side,” a rather modern sounding reel from the nineteenth century composed by William MacDonald. William MacDonald was a premier piper of the middle…

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Small Tunes: “The Last Day of the Year”

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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The end of another year approaches. It is an old Scottish tradition on Hogmanay, the last day of the year, to build a large fire and cast in…

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Small Tunes: “Christmas Carousing”

Friday, December 19, 2014
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“Christmas Carousing” is a tune that captures the spirit of the yuletide holidays with no mysterious double meanings in its title. It is what it says on the…

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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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