Pipehacker Movie Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jiro dreams of sushi, but Pipehacker dreams of bagpipes. I may be making a joke, but in all seriousness, the documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a…

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The 8 Secrets of Success—The Bagpipes Edition

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pipesdrums’ recent brief interview with Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles PM David Clunie highlights the very important challenges that face a band making the jump from Grade 2 to…

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Bagpiping and the Search for Meaning

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The poet John Keats once described the ideal state of the psyche as negative capability—the ability “of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts without any irritable reaching after fact…

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No-Nonsense Bagpiping

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It is a month past, but the SFU Highland Arts Festival held the weekend after the band’s terrific performance at New York’s Lincoln Center is still fresh in…

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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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