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Michael Grey’s Notes: PC gone mad!

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #76, 2015. A short note to people who don’t have a lot of height: taller adults snag jobs of higher status and, on average, earn more than other people. Yes. It’s true. Are you offended — you with the 26 inch inside leg? […]

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O’er the Border: pipers, immigration and tips for travel to the U.S.

BY JR STRAUSS. A few months ago, I found myself sitting with a handful of other lawyers in a windowless conference room deep within the bowels of New York’s JFK airport. We were listening to a series of presentations given by several stern looking Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officials. […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 44

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 44

1979 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. In 1979 the programme cover for the second day changed from a plain cover to an illustration of the fiery cross surrounded by the heraldic banners of some of the Argyllshire families long associated with the gathering. The gyrony of eight and sable of Clan […]

Tim Cummings’ 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Tim Cummings’ 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

In the final ever edition of the Piping Today magazine published in May 2020, a wide range of people were asked to give their 2020 vision for piping going forward. They were all sent a list of questions and asked to choose one to answer in no more than 200 […]

Grade 2 report and photos from the Worlds 2022

Grade 2 report and photos from the Worlds 2022

by STUART MILNE. Beneath the distinctive Glasgow Green obelisk and within earshot of the lone tree (and its welcome shade) next to the entrance to the Grade 1 arena, the Grade 2 World Championship delivered in spades. While the baking sunshine proved a challenge for many of the 19 bands […]

Kyle Warren shares an update of his popular composition, Golden Brown

Kyle Warren shares an update of his popular composition, Golden Brown

Four-time World Champion piper Kyle Warren has returned to Scotland after spending five years in Australia teaching bagpipes at the prestigious Scotch College in Melbourne, and leading the Grade 2 Australian Champions, Hawthorn City Pipe Band as Pipe Major. Before emigrating, Kyle was a member of the Field Marshal Montgomery […]

Royal visit 1822 – Pipers and the Clan Chiefs

Royal visit 1822 – Pipers and the Clan Chiefs

PART THREE by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE. Although none of the pipers in the parades and other events were named in the newspaper reports several can be identified with some certainty. It is also possible that some of the pipers and dancers who had played or danced in the competition earlier […]

Bruce Gandy shares a couple of fine tunes

Bruce Gandy shares a couple of fine tunes

Bruce Gandy is being kept busy with weekly students for piping tuition and also with his Clubhouse Sessions project where he has a group of up to 15 pipers visit his house to spend three hours going through two piobaireachds. Bruce told bagpipe.news: “We usually go through an entry level […]

Searching for the lost chanter of Captain Norman Torquil Macleod

Searching for the lost chanter of Captain Norman Torquil Macleod

Bagpipe.news was contacted by Torquil Macleod with a request to help find a pipe chanter belonging to his father, Captain Norman Torquil Macleod of the Seaforth Highlanders. Torquil told us that his father obtained the chanter in 1919 when he was given the task to reform a new Scottish Army Pipe […]