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CLASP profile: Alexander Hess

CLASP profile: Alexander Hess

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?My name is Alexander Hess from Dortmund (Northrhine Westfalia, Germany) and I got into piping by visiting local Highland Games and booking a piper for the wedding of friend. How has the pandemic affected your piping personally?Due to short-time work […]

Famous pipers: Willie Gray

Famous pipers: Willie Gray

Willie Gray (1883-1962) was one of the major figures of early 20th century piping.  Most pipers today know his name through the well-known and ever popular 2/4 march, Pipe Major Willie Gray’s Farewell To The Glasgow Police. Composed by Pipe Major John MacDonald – Seonaidh Roidein – of South Uist […]

Just one more day …

Just one more day …

Vickie Gray from Nova Scotia is a student of Margaret Dunn at the National Piping Centre (NPC). Last year, feeling ready to compete for the first time, the pottery maker who lives near the town of Lunenburg in the province’s south-west, joined the NPC’s Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers […]

Book review: ‘Hector of the Glens’

Book review: ‘Hector of the Glens’

By Stuart Letford and Dan Nevans Please accept our collective apology for this review having taken so long to write. This was because one of us has only just been released from the Southern General Hospital having had his sides stitched and the other one refused to come out from […]

CLASP profile: Martha Hall

CLASP profile: Martha Hall

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?My name is Martha Srisamai Hall and I am originally from Upland, California. While in middle school, I heard bagpipes for the first time at an Upland High School football game. The summer before my first year of high school […]

George goes global with his moisture trap

George goes global with his moisture trap

Veteran Scottish piper, George Steele (80) and his moisture control product have received a glowing write-up in an online newspaper in Virginia, USA. The South Uist native splits his time between homes in Glasgow and Fredericksburg and has done for many years. When he is not perfecting his moisture control […]