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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Small Tunes Podcast: “Deirdre’s Lament”

Friday, March 14, 2014
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St. Patrick’s Day is but a few days away, so why not bring out a little something from the emerald isle. This episode’s tune is a very old…

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Small Tunes Podcast: “The Favorite Dram”

Friday, February 21, 2014
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This episode’s tune is a slip jig that honors the long-lived tradition of heavy drinking. “The Favorite Dram” is a simply named tune that falls in among many with references to whiskey in the title. Listen to the podcast for more background and a rendition of the tune on the bagpipe.

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Small Tunes Podcast: “Jack Has Got a Wife”

Friday, January 24, 2014
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A rather old slip jig from a rather old manuscript collection. Download the tune and listen to the podcast from some history and background and a rendition of the tune on the bagpipe.

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