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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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Getting Sorted

The night before a contest, I like to devote to taking care of my instrument, and my kit. I don’t think it’s really necessary, as I take care of my bagpipe regularly, but it puts me into the right frame … 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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