Archive for September, 2005

Game Over

Friday, September 30th, 2005

It is not a good time for Highland games these days. The trends playing out in the festival world in general do not seem to bode well for the traditional model of large Highland gatherings. Add shifting economic conditions in the greater communities, and extinction or the threat of extinction looms for many long-lived eastern [...]

Northern Highlights

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Hardcore competitive piper? Hopelessly addicted to hardcore competitive piping? Then this release is for you. The Northern Meeting has been called “the worlds” of solo bagpiping. It’s got it all: storied history, the best pipers on the planet, and the coolest sounding, and simply named, prizes ever: the Clasp, and the Silver Star. Hell, you [...]

Inspiration

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Do you ever stop and think about what inspires you as a player and musician? I don’t know many active pipers and drummers who are not inspired in some way after watching high-level performances. The desire to expose ourselves more to that which inspires us would then mean more concerts, more attendance at premier events, [...]

Pipe blogs? P-logs? Plogs?

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Somewhere amidst the 15,000,000 web logs (20,000 per day created according to some estimates) out there on the Internet, there must be a blog or two (on any subject) posted by a fellow piper or drummer? You have a life, you have a blog? Send us your link! Upload your piping pictures to Flickr? [...]

Bagpipes, Drums, Bands, and Music

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Welcome to The Voicelog, the online journal of The Voice magazine. The print magazine is quarterly and has a limited number of pages each issue. There is always much worth sharing with readers each issue, but there just isn’t the time nor the space in print. That’s where the web journal will come in handy. [...]