Cracking the Millstone, Part I: Bagpipe Competitions Are Dead

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It’s spring approaching summer here in the eastern US. And you know what that means? That means the Highland games and bagpipe competition circuit has begun in earnest….

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The Passing of Donald MacPherson

Monday, April 23, 2012

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…

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Pipehacker Review: Treacherous Orchestra

Friday, April 13, 2012

When you first look at their album cover for Origins, Treacherous Orchestra appears as if it is just the latest thrash metal group or DJ-dance-hall-fusion-electronica band. Never would…

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Bagpipes: You’re Doing It Wrong

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Most people who are not exposed to matters of Highland bagpiping have an image of bagpipers that includes a dandily dressed man in a skirt, making sounds akin…

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Having Fun = Great Bagpiping = Having Fun

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

One of the best times I ever had listening to celtic music was at a Fest Noz in St. Malo, Brittany. The informal gathering was all music and…

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