Small Tunes Podcast: “Hodin Hiotra,” One of the Cragich, from the Campbell Canntaireachd by Vince Janoski
On this episode I present an unpublished piobaireachd interpreted directly from the Nether Lorn Canntaireachd, or Campbell Canntaireachd as it is known. The two volumes of the Campbell Canntaireachd have been an inexhaustible resource for students of piobaireachd for nearly two hundred years. The original manuscripts still exist at the Royal Library in Edinburgh and [...]
This past episode of the BBC’s Pipeline features winning performances from the Northern Meeting. Satisfy your yen for excellent piping with Jack Lee’s winning Silver Star, former winners MSR performance, Nail Stewart’s Gold Medal Rendition of “Tulloch Ard” and Angus MacColl’s unique rendering of “Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute” from the MacArthur Ms. If you’re ever [...]
The eastern piping competition season is well underway and bagpipers across the seaboard are busy practicing and working hard to make good music. it’s easy in the hubbub, though, to lose sight of the nitty gritty that has a tremendous influence over our activities. One such pile of grit was the kerfuffle over the recent [...]
The March 31, 2011 episode of Bagpipe Nation is below for listening and downloading. Hosts Vince Janoski and Andrew Douglas chat with special guest Nate Wahlgren in a lively discussion on the current logic of the EUSPBA’s Grade 4 full-tune piobaireachd rule—what it might do to competitors, how many contests have canceled the event entirely, [...]
Some more bagpipe-themed stickers to decorate your gear. This vintage image is the first page of “Cherede three times” from the Campbell Canntaireachd. Print out this sheet of stickers on standard 4-up shipping labels and stick them everywhere!
The next Bagpipe Nation webcast will be on Tuesday February 15 at 7 pm EST. Hosts Andrew Douglas and Vince Janoski will discuss taking your pipe band to Scotland to compete. How do you get started? What do you need to know to prepare? What are the logistical issues? We’ll talk to special guests who [...]
The Robert Gilchrist Challenge was held during the Delco Mid-Atlantic Branch Workshop this past weekend. This contest is held for pipers under the age of 22, and the winner receives airfare to compete at the MacGregor Memorial in Oban, Scotland. Here’s how the contest works: Each competitor must submit 4 piobaireachd. Each competitor plays one [...]keep looking »