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Review

Check out my review of the Campbell tunable chanter on pipes|drums! https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/highs-and-lows-of-an-inside-pitch/ You may need to subscribe, if you aren’t a subscriber already. It’s worth every penny for every piping and drumming enthusiast though. Jamie Cuthill

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Was it Worth It?

I frequently hear from serious pipers that they won’t spend money on “gadgets” for their pipes. Now, I understand that people get really into their opinion when it comes to art (yes, piping is an art), it’s important to remember … Continue reading

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Home Associations

In recent weeks, we’ve seen some tremendous uproars in the global piping community. Namely, the leading drummer of potentially the best drum corps in history, and his suspension from competition by the RSPBA (Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association). Now, though … Continue reading

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Why do you play the bagpipes?

Have you ever asked or been asked “why do you play the bagpipes”? The number one answer is “I like the sound”. Why is it, then, that so many pipers don’t put effort into perfecting their sound? I remember, vividly, … Continue reading

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How many people listen to bagpipes for the pleasure of it on a regular basis? Probably not many. I’m sure that most people turn down the very thought of it based on the hacks that insist their ill tuned pipes, … Continue reading

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The Solo Band Piper

The branch of my local pipe band organization is hosting a solo bagpipe competition in two weeks, and I’m working hard to get a decent turnout. It seems to be a widespread problem. Solo bagpipe competitions do not have as … Continue reading

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