In this episode, we dive back into the Campbell Canntaireachd for a tune that suggests a stronger piping link between Ireland and Scotland than we typically consider. Listen to the podcast for more history and a rendition on the bagpipe.
It’s been a while, but here we are with another installment of Small Tunes! On this episode I give to you “Keppoch Desolate” a very old slow air. The original Keppoch area of the old Highlands is a point of land in the region of Lochaber between Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven. The region was titled […]
The first round of the Bagadou championships was held in Brest, Brittany a couple of weeks ago. An amazing event. The contest features the top level bagad ensembles performing for about ten minutes to a relatively large audience by the sound of it. Viewers of the online live stream numbered near 2,000 at one point. […]
It’s been quite a while since the last Small Tunes Podcast. Let’s catch up with “Home Rule,” a tune that dates from Ireland of the mid- to late 19th century. Home Rule was a powerful political idea that stood at the heart of much of the social turmoil in Ireland from about the 1860s to […]
No more do pipers hibernate like bears in the winter months of the eastern USA. As winter wanes and spring waxes anew, there are a slew of opportunities to warm the ears with great live bagpiping, warm the fingers and start off your 2013 competition season, or warm your brain with workshops and lessons. Here […]keep looking »