Archive for September, 2006

Sure, go ahead, blame the Bagpipers

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Sometimes the worst place to play Highland bagpipes is in Scotland.

Now, city planners in Edinburgh, the place where bagpiping buskers grow, are blaming the street pipers for the lack of renters on a new Princes Street office complex.

The pipers have been blamed for a prestigious new [...]

EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships

Friday, September 8th, 2006

Photos from the recent Grade 2 EUSPBA Pipe Band Championships, held Sunday, September 3, at the Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont, NY are up on the EUSPBA website for your viewing pleasure.

About 200 people braved the downright cruddy weather to watch this resurgent competition take place. Good playing by all four bands who competed [...]

Flickr bagpipe photo of the week.

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
bagpipes on playa Originally uploaded by emma_oi.

Highland bagpipes at Burning Man 2006 play on in true post-apocalyptic fashion.

The Captain gains a Groat.

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Ken "The Captain" Eller has snagged Bruce Gandy’s rendition of "The Groat" from Gandy’s lunchtime recital at the National Piping Centre August 7 for your full piobaireachd immersion on the aptly named The Highlander’s Institute section of his blog The Captain’s Corner. (Lots of other great listening there to make your web surfing time well [...]