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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Hacking Your Inner Bagpiping Judge

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

There are those who would claim Highland piping is difficult. It may be, but perfecting a crunluath a-mach is nothing compared to the art of perfecting your own…

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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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Hacking Bagpipe Competitions: Idea 3—The Adjudicator Fee Cap

Wednesday, May 4, 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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Transcript of Donald Lindsay’s Thoughts on the Status of the EUSPBA Judges Panel

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Last week on Bagpipe Nation, we had a great conversation with special guest Donald Lindsay on canntaireachd and its connection to piobaireachd. We had a brief discussion near…

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