Archive for May, 2006

Flickr bagpipe photo of the week.

Monday, May 29th, 2006
bagpipes Originally uploaded by kozyndan.

What’s worse? Having your piping ignored by strangers on the streets of Edinburgh, or having your piping ignored by your own dog?

On Creating and Composing for the Bagpipe

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Have you ever tried composing a piece of bagpipe music? What was the result? Composition skills are like anything else, they require learning and practice. Remember back to a time when you could not read a piece of music. How good are those skills now?

If you repeat something often enough, you will develop habits related [...]

Flickr bagpipe photo of the week.

Monday, May 15th, 2006
balloons 094 Originally uploaded by ianlipsky.

Now you’ve seen everything.

Essential Bagpipe Traveling Tips

Monday, May 15th, 2006

Essential tips for the traveling piper and drummer.

Spring Voice away!

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

The Spring issue of The Voice is on its way to pipers and drummers far and wide. Highlights of the latest issue can be downloaded at right.

Featured this issue:

• A conversation with Jim Kerr, one of the eastern USA’s most successful Pipe Majors.

• Part II of the history of drumming legend Alexander McCormick, and the [...]

Flickr bagpipe photo of the week.

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
Piper’s field Originally uploaded by wastrel.

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival. Anyone who has competed at these excellent games knows that the only spots to warm up for solos is out in the big field. The scattered pipers look a lot like crops ready for harvest…or someone’s scarecrow [...]