Archive for March, 2006

Carnegie Hall moves up in the world.

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

The NY Times has an excellent article today on local NYC piper Brian Meagher’s upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and their rendition of “Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise.”

It’s refreshing to see a non-stupid, unridiculous article in a mainstream news publications that casts the Highland bagpipe in a serious light, as part [...]

Piper comes unhemped.

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Ok, admit it. After a particularly bad day out with the pipe band on the competition field, you’ve harboured the desire to do this to your fellow bandmate for making that wee squeal or slip. I mean, c’mon, it’s the difference between marching first off the field in massed bands with that shiny cup or [...]

It’s never too late, you’re never too old.

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Kathy Sierra over at the Creating Passionate Users weblog has a follow-up post to their previous entry on “neurogenesis” referenced in a previous Voicelog entry here. This post says it all perfectly and can be read in the context of adult bagpipers and drummers in nearly every aspect.

Here in the US, the east particularly, adult [...]

The Strathspey King

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The University of Aberdeen has carved out a space on its website dedicated to the “Strathpey King” himself James Scott Skinner. Much info there about the man, his life, and his music, but perhaps the best part is hearing J.Scott himself playing his tunes.

It is worth the time to study the man who was a [...]

Alen Tully at The Metro Cup

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

Boy the ‘net is just filled with piping goodies lately! Ken Eller has posted Alen Tully’s winning medley performance from The Metro Cup contest held in Newark on Feb. 18 on his blog The Captain’s Corner. Thanks Ken!

PiPod?

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

The National Piping Centre jumps into the modern age with both feet and all fingers with a promo “visitor’s guide” style video available on iTunes and viewable on the newest iPods. If you have a few MB left after cramming your 40GB iPod full of piping and drumming, you can now watch Roddy MacLeod earn [...]