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Iain MacInnes’s 2020 vision and a postcard from 2022

Iain MacInnes’s 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 […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

1978 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In 1978 the Argyllshire Gathering introduced a Silver Medal competition. For the Gold Medal competition, first prize winners in this event were excluded and entry was restricted to those who had won a prize in competition for the Gold Medal at a former gathering at […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: Bagpipe 999

Michael Grey’s Notes: Bagpipe 999

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #75, 2015. There’s around 2.5 million apps currently available for Android system users and almost the same number for those with iPhones. You don’t need me to tell you that there’s an app for pretty much any need or task a person might […]

Lorne MacDougall shares a tune

Lorne MacDougall shares a tune

Lorne MacDougall seems to occupy his very own sphere in the world of bagpipe music, as he blends his life as a piper and traditional musician with TV and film soundtrack work from the BBC, ITV, Netflix, Disney and DreamWorks.  Stuart Robertson spoke to Lorne about tune composition in this […]

Ian Green of Greentrax Recordings: embracing piping in all its forms

Ian Green of Greentrax Recordings: embracing piping in all its forms

As Greentrax Recordings this week announced the upcoming July release of the new Kyle Warren album, Relentless, we take another look at a Piping Today interview with Ian Green of Greentrax. In this article Chris MacKenzie speaks to Ian about how he first got involved recording pipers and pipe bands, […]

New innovations in pipe chanters

New innovations in pipe chanters

Donald WG Lindsay will be a familiar name to many readers of bagpipe.news from his blogs written from Ascension Island, to previous readers of Piping Today magazine, and to members of the Lowland and Borders’ Piping Society where Donald was Convenor and an active member before leaving on his travels […]

The art and mystery of composition for the bagpipe: part 1

The art and mystery of composition for the bagpipe: part 1

by BILL LIVINGSTONE. Piping Today #100, 2020. The ability to compose music, any music, for the bagpipe or otherwise is a peculiar talent and very difficult to describe or define. We know what the results of the effort are, but not much is known about the process itself. Everyone has […]

How to run a pipe band

How to run a pipe band

by DAN NEVANS • Piping Today #92, 2018 Being in a pipe band can be a real labour of love. You’ll know of people who seem to live for the band. They are at every practice, they are on the committee and take an interest in the running of the […]

Piping in London – part 11

Piping in London – part 11

1888 – 1891 by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The 1888 gathering was held earlier than in previous years, reverting to its earlier date, Whit Monday, May 21 but the venue at Stamford Bridge was the same and the gathering was favoured with glorious sunshine and a large attendance. Among those present […]