Archive for August, 2007

Barbarians and District Pipe Band!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I’m sorry, but bagpipe competitions would get a whole lot more interesting if these guys showed up on the field. Sign me up. (And they get kickin’ at about minute 2.)

I always knew Glasgow was a magic place…

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Merlin lived in Glasgow, not Camelot, so says Scotsman Adam Ardrey.

“…in the last 20 years of his life Merlin lived at a place that even today is still called Ardery Street. Merlin lived where the king, his brother-in-law, lived in what was called the Royal Town of Partick.”

No word on whether he was a [...]

Bagpipe photo of the week.

Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Musico Medieval com efeito Lomografia Originally uploaded by Nuno’s Photo Warehouse

“…and others who go mad when they see a cat, and still others, who when the bagpipe sings, cannot contain their urine.”

Piper’s Mind

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

If current brain research is to be believed, we can literally rewire our brains based on our dedication and our desire for self-improvement, our need for growth, basically develop any skill we desire. Our brains literally grow to meet the challenge of pushing our artistic or emotional boundaries—and at any age! Whether it is learning [...]

Ten Tips for Being a Great Musician

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

As pipers and drummers, it is sometimes easy to get so wrapped up in the “Highland” arts that we forget that the experience of making music is mostly the same for players of any instrument. Over at the The Intellectual Musician blog, you can find The Ten Best Tips I Ever Heard for Being a [...]

Bagpipe photo of the week.

Sunday, August 5th, 2007
A follower of the famous French bagpipe tradition Originally uploaded by Miss Krin

Three things a piping busker must understand in any city: Location, location, location.