For those who have had the burning desire to see the band Treacherous Orchestra perform live since reading my review of their latest CD release can get your fill via today’s live stream of their performance at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Their concert begins at 5 pm local time, 12:00 pm eastern US time. Follow [...]
In this awesome video we see Luigi Lai of Sardinia, living master of the launeddas, also called the “triple pipe.” The instrument has been played since the bronze age and uses the same split cane style reed that is still used today on Highland bagpipe drone reeds. The style of music and playing bears some [...]
The new promotional video for the World Pipe Band Championships, otherwise know affectionately as “the Worlds,” has been making the rounds. It’s sweet, and elevates the event with a treatment that I know gets me excited. How about you?
It’s a sign of the passage of time when the great ones embark on their journey to Tir nan Og. Donald MacPherson had his heyday long before the internet, so most of us must be content with the experience of seeing him in recital, or hearing the tunes on “A Living Legend.” Even in his [...]
I can think of no better activity to wait out hurricane Irene here in the east than to sort through great piping by Alasdair Gillies on the magic of YouTube. Here is a random sampling. The man will be missed.
A great representation by eastern US bands at the World Pipe Band Championships this year. Here are videos of NY Metro and Stuart Highlanders in their final rounds. This year’s Worlds saw qualifying heats in every grade of competition, I don’t think that has ever happened before. Each of these bands had to play in [...]
Oran Mor’s medley performance from the Grade 1 final at the Worlds. W00t!
Excellent video of Oran Mor’s Tuesday performance at Piping Live! at George Square courtesy of STV. Follow the link. Oran Mor at George Square« go back — keep looking »