Archive for October, 2007

Bagpipe Comix!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

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Bagpipe photo of the week!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
Òran Mór Originally uploaded by mr lynch

More murals like this please.

Fall Issue of The Voice

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

The Fall issue of The Voice is on press and about to be put in the mails for global distribution. In this issue:

• Blackwood Down—Part I of a feature exploring the wood that drives our art.
• Extraordinary Ensemble—Choosing the right tunes for good pipe band ensemble playing.
• Basics—Chris Hamilton’s blow-by-blow on playing his 6/8 “Jackie’s [...]

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Thursday, October 11th, 2007

I think pipers can all agree that Highland bagpipes is not a very environmentally friendly instrument. You already face confiscation or arrest if you travel with your ivory mounts. And I’m sure many animal rights advocates frown at your hide bag.

But how much do we pipers know about the source of the wood that fuels [...]