Hacking Bagpipe Competitions: Idea 1—The Event Team Model

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Highland games and cultural festivals in general sit on a financial precipice. They serve an extremely narrow subset of the public in spite of every effort to make…

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Susana Seivane and Bagad Kemper—Bring on the Alternate Tunings!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Here is Galician piper Susan Seivane kicking it with current Breton champions Bagad Kemper in a concert from 2008. I get the feeling this is an encore set…

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Bagpipe Competition Extinction Events

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Andrew Berthoff’s recent excellent blog post is spot on and covers a topic that should get more attention on a regular basis. If anything it should constantly be…

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Bagpipe Adventures 2011: Travel Reminders

Monday, February 14, 2011

The competition travel season is upon us. The solo boards and band circles across the seaboard and around the globe beckon. Traveling to a bagpipe contest can certainly…

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Hacking the Bagpiping Judge Part IV: How To Be a Bagpiping Judge—The System Applied

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A new system of selecting bagpipe and drumming adjudicators would take into account a candidate’s résumé of real world experience and give it the relevance it deserves. The…

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