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Why Do I Compete?

In the doldrums of the Midwest’s summer competition break (do you want to spend all day wearing a wool kilt in the Midwest heat in July?), I like to take some time to prepare for future performances, as well as to reflect on what it is I am doing with my piping time. 1,206 more words


Findhorn and Forres, Scotland

I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip up to Scotland. It took me 5 trains to get from my parents home in England up to the small town of Forres situated on the Moray coast. 399 more words

Craft Europe

Kirkwall City Pipe Band on Saturday 15th July 2017

The pipe band played for the third time this summer on Saturday the 15th July 2017 at 19.30pm.

They started their March at the corner of Castle Street & Broad Street (led by Drum Major Cecil Sinclair who has been with the band for 64 years) playing “The Pipers Cave & Gardens of Skye” marches. 151 more words

Orkney News

Rothbury Folk Festival 2017

I have just returned from Rothbury Folk Festival (in Northumberland), a really good festival with a lot of different music going on. The session on the Friday in the Queen’s was good, a nice mixture of Northumbrian songs and instrumentals. 160 more words


My first public bagpipe performance

In my last post I wrote about my latest venture into learning how to play the bagpipes. Now after several months of practice, I have made the transitition to be playing on the full set instead of only the practice chanter. 1,333 more words


The Doldrums

After the European Championships there is a hiatus in our pipe band life, if you feel the urge to go abroad this is the time to do it. 671 more words

Kilbarchan Pipe Band

Kind Gesture by EE lets MSP Pipeathon go Mobile

Local MSP Stuart McMillan has praised EE after the phone company have generously allowed the MSP free mobile phone data as he undertakes his cross-country ‘Pipeathon’ in aid of charity next week. 333 more words

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