The 2014 Metro Cup—Drinking It All In

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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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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Adam Savage’s Secrets to Success

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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The 2013 bagpipe competition is drawing to a close. The Worlds has passed and the big guns are loading up for the solos at Oban and Inverness over…

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Sight Over Sound in Bagpipe Performance

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It’s often said that bagpipe adjudicating can be a very subjective thing. Individual taste and personal opinion are often thought to play a part in a judge’s final…

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Be a Stronger Bagpiper III: Literally

Friday, April 12, 2013

Here’s a story familiar to many. You show up at band rehearsal and the Pipe Major is doling out new chanter reeds. Oh boy! You get yours and…

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Hacking Bagpipe Competitions: Create a Meaningful Experience

Thursday, March 7, 2013
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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…

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