Archive for June, 2006

Navigating cell phone service overseas.

Friday, June 30th, 2006

For the globetrotting bagpiper and drummer, an essential piece of travel equipment aside from the bagpipe and drum has to be the cell phone. CNN has a handy article on managing your cell phone on overseas trips. Article here.

A thorough overview gives you some tips on whether you can use your existing cell phone service, [...]

All Hail McBlare!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

McBlare, the robotic bagpipe developed at Carnegie Mellon University, has been getting a lot of coverage lately (see here and here).

McBlare brings us that much closer to total subjugation by our machine overlords. Hear it belt out “Highland Laddie“. Cool! But can it play “Andy Renwick’s Ferret”? Question: If McBlare were to play out on [...]

Flickr bagpipe photo of the week.

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
Bagpipe Originally uploaded by euro-smintfreak.

Busking in Santiago, Spain.

58 days, and a tease.

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

The World Pipe Band Championships has a website for tickets, swag, and helpful info. (I know, your head is hurting trying to process that, but it’s true!)

View some cool photos and video from last year’s contest and dream of this August 12.

Keep Your Bagpipe Wear Fresh: Wrinkle-Free Packing

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

Fodor’s Travel Wire posts some handy tips that are sure to be a boon for the traveling bagpiper or drummer.

Anyone who has tried to travel with full bagpipes and accompanying Highland wear knows what a challenge it is to try and fit all of that heavy wool into your average carry-on roller bag, and not [...]