In an admirably far-sighted move, my band (the Wasatch and District Pipe Band) decided to forego the usual early-season trip to the Las Vegas Highland Games. Instead, we booked Jack Lee and Duncan Miller to come to Salt Lake and conduct a piping and drumming clinic. The rationale behind this decision was to build . . . → Read More: Jack Lee Comes to Town
Yesterday was the Salt Lake Highland Games, organized by the Utah Scottish Association – it’s the biggest highland games in Utah. It was also the first time out for the brand new Wasatch and District Grade 4 band, and we turned in a very creditable performance – 4th place! We are currently in the . . . → Read More: Salt Lake Highland Games – WDPB Grade 4 Inaugural!
This week’s BBC Radio Scotland Pipeline show is definitely worth checking out, particularly if you are a piobaireachd fan.
In the middle of the show is an archive segment from 1971, when the show’s forerunner was presented by Donald MacLeod, himself a piobaireachd legend. During the segment Donald introduces part of a beautiful performance . . . → Read More: Radio Degrees of Separation
Well, I’ve only been a member for week and already I’m suffering from piping sensory overload.
All members of the Piobaireachd Society get access to a special “members only” section of the Society’s website. In this section are the annual proceedings of the Society, publications of the Society, and a daily-expanding list of tunes available for . . . → Read More: Piobaireachd Society Sound Recordings – A Sampling So Far…
[Anyone who reads my blog must wonder at its resemblance to the eclipse cycle. It's not that there's nothing to write about, simply that I neglect it between posts!]
In any case, this seemed like big enough news that I ought to make some sort of comment. Thanks to the generosity of my Mother (who . . . → Read More: I join the Piobaireachd Society!
Yesterday the Utah Pipe Band presented this excellent indoor piping and drumming competition for the second year.
Just as it was last year, this competition is a welcome addition to the piping scene in Utah. It’s timed perfectly, since most bands have yet to begin the serious work of preparing for the next season, the . . . → Read More: The David Barclay Memorial Competition – Year 2!