New tunes

Yesterday (Thursday) was band practice night. For the first time this Fall we had pipes out. Up to now all rehearsals have been on practice chanter. As I listen to myself, I am amazed at how far I have come in the last year. With a collection of challenging tunes I am being stretched and I am enjoying it!

The weeks of playing the tunes slowly are beginning to pay off. I breezed through our opening quick march, did reasonably well in the jigs and made a OK showing in the strathspeys. The reels were a bit too much for me, but I was happy to make it as far as I did. Standing in the circle and playing the tunes with the band was wonderful. I feel like a real piper.

Onwards and upwards…

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