Saturday, August 9, 2008

Dallas Solo Bagpipe Competition

Just back in from Dallas and the results are:

Grade 3
1. Piobaireachd - 3rd
(Struan Robertson's Salute)

2. 2/4 March - 2nd
(The Siege of Delhi)

3. 6/8 March - 1st
(John MacColl's Farewell to Argyll Squadron, Scottish Horse)

4. Strathspey/Reel - 1st
(Ewe with the Crooked Horn/Bessie McIntyre)

5. Jig - 1st
(The Mallaig Ferry)

There were 3 total competitors.
Bagpipe Setup were Boothe drones with Selbie tenors and Apps/Naill bass (blue), Kron ABW Medalist chanter with Soutar reed and Ross small zip bag.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Photos from Aug. 2 Concert

Here are some photos from the concert last Saturday. Thanks Mike.

(After the concert)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

August 2 Conert

This past Saturday, August 2, 2008, I played the pipes at the Shreveport Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. The concert was to help raise funds for the museum. Below are some videos and a poster from the event.


For those interested: The pipes are Boothes with ABW Kron Medalist (brand new) with Soutar reed. This is the second outing for this chanter and is quickly becoming a favorite.

From left to right: Mike McConnell, one of my students, Seth Barrow, & Me. After the concert, we practiced a bit and recored our first go at playing "Amazing Grace" together.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Piping Necessities (Updates)

My bagpipe tutorial "Piping Necessities for the Beginning Bagpiper" now has a companion book--a bagpipe prescription and staff paper journal. This new book has been designed to "collect" all the verbal thoughts and scribbles used in teaching the bagpipe art. This makes it easier for the beginner bagpiper to refer back on a lesson or recommended exercise (or prescription). This journal is also great for composing tunes and harmonies .
The Prescription & Staff Paper Journal features 50 pages each of prescriptions and blank staff paper pages.

Piping Necessities for the Beginner Bagpiper Tutorial:

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