A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A little Sunday afternoon piobaireachd, “A Flame of Wrath for Squinting Patrick,” expertly played by Roddy MacLeod.

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No Lack of Piping and Drumming Ideas Here in the EUSPBA

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

People lament the lack of ideas and progress in our eastern competition sphere. Much lip service is given to “thinking outside the box” in order to shake up eastern piping and drumming competition. Each year, the EUSPBA hosts their Annual General Meeting (AGM) and each branch brings forth proposals to do just that. Yet there are still those who lament the lack of progress. A quick glance of proposals brought up at past EUSPBA AGMs reveals that plenty of folks have had plenty of great ideas over many years for revamping our scene and fostering improvement.

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Dante’s Bagpipes Redux

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Quick poll: How many pipers play piobaireachd by taking their instructor’s interpretation and/or following the Piobaireachd Society setting without question? One of the more interesting aspects you find upon deeper study of ceol mor is the fact that the interpretations of the tunes are not fixed and have been expressed differently by just about every individual who has compiled or taught the tunes over the centuries.

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Music is on the Mind

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pipers seem to be riding a psychic wavelength that has us all thinking about our music and what it means to us. Ken Eller over at his Captain’s…

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The Music Is Yours

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We can all admit it. The highland bagpipe has a less-then-lofty image among the listening public as compared to other instruments. While it may be true that many…

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