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Award-winning piper shares love of Scottish music

New Hamburg Independent
By Lisa Hagen

What is the most important thing to remember when playing the bagpipes?

“Try not to flash anyone,” laughs piper Andrew Huxley-Osborne in reference to the traditional pipe-playing kilt. 513 more words


The Spirit of Burn's Night

This week I looked back and thought about my first experience of Burn’s Night in Scotland.  I was new to Arbroath and was invited by neighbours to join the festivities in one of the local church halls. 414 more words


Wedding celebration in Muscat

Tonight is a night of celebration for a distant neighbour, Abdulaziz Al Wahaibi, for it’s his wedding.

Glittering Omani silver 77 more words


#TuneTuesday | Rakes of Kildare

This week’s #TuneTuesday is a tune I recently learned to play as it was requested by a bride for her upcoming wedding. “Rakes of Kildare” is a traditional Irish jig that is quite popular in Canadian/Celtic fiddle music as I have discovered from “Googling it!” 68 more words


Lights, camera, bagpipes

Glasgow-based Media Co-op has spent 18 months filming creating a documentary for BBC television. The Wee Govan Pipers, which follows the formative moments of the Govan Schools Pipe Band, was broadcast on New Year’s Day and is available on the iPlayer until Tuesday Feb 2 at 9pm. 52 more words

Back in the Saddle

The holiday season is well and truly over, instruments have been looked out and dusted down and sheet music fished out from under the sofa and ironed. 404 more words

Kilbarchan Pipe Band