Archive for August, 2006

All things are like bagpipes.

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

It seems every culture has an instrument on the verge of extinction trying to be revived by traditionalists. Why is it though that they all relate to the Highland bagpipe and/or the music we play? Is our beloved bagpipe and its music older than we think?

First you have the Triple Pipe and its antecedants from [...]

Can’t get enough of the Worlds?

Monday, August 28th, 2006

For those pipers and drummers who are already showing signs of pipe band withdrawl with the World Pipe Band Championships a bit more than a fortnight behind us, the BBC has stepped in to feed your bagpipe jones.
An entire page is dedicated to the upcoming television presentation on Sept. 3 at 6:05 p.m. BST (1:05 [...]

Fred Morrison live at Piping Live!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

YouTube comes through with user dundeepiper’s video of a sampling of Fred Morrison’s performance with Steve Byrne at Piping Live!

The Worlds and Piping Live!

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Well, lousy UK internet hookups thwarted all attempts at live posting during the Piping Live! festival and the World Pipe Band Championships. Rest assured, Piping Live! is securing its place with events that should be as much the “must see” as the Worlds itself. This year saw outstanding, most un-Scottish, weather all week long making [...]

True piping action.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
P1010401.JPG Originally uploaded by pipervin.

Where all the real action was on Glasgow Green at the World Pipe Band Championships on 12 Aug.

Live from Piping Live! and the Worlds

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006
McLennan Arch Originally uploaded by hollowhorn.

10 days! The Voice is off to Glasgow for “Worlds week.” Stay tuned to The Voicelog for reports and pics from the Piping Live! festival, as well as Glasgow Green on 12 August and the World Pipe Band Championships.