Dastirum gu sein im Piob – I Am Proud to Play a Pipe!
This is my theme song (like Ally McBeal – remember that?) and “Dastirum”, or pride, is the title of a new CD by veteran piper Allan MacDonald. This is piobaireachd with a difference. After years of playing by the book . . . → Read More: Dastirum!
There was a magic moment at the Salt Lake Highland Games this past weekend.
The piobaireachd judge, John Partanen moved his competition around the corner from its original location to beneath one of the entrance archways to the fairgrounds. That gate was not being used and I guess he was seeking a little more shade. . . . → Read More: The Desperate Battle – with live birds
Well, it was a busy weekend.
The Salt Lake Highland Games started on Friday night with massed bands playing for a fireworks display. We had to play Scotland the Brave over and over for about 10 minutes. Seemed more like 10 hours. The worst part – we all had our backs to . . . → Read More: Salt Lake Highland Games