GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #61, 2012. The pipes, and maybe along with the accordion, are the poor bullied souls of the music world. So often the butt of jokes, especially in the world of “classical” music — and, by the way, that’s only from my own experience. […]
GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #60, 2012. We live in the most documented world there ever was: everyone has a digital camera and everyone uses it. Not just that, almost everyone leaves their easily-seen fingerprints all over the internet for their friends to see, for their families to […]
GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #59, 2012. What makes us do what we do? Cross a street with the red man aglow, hold the door open for someone, jump the queue at an airport check-in? We might be in a rush, we might just love people — or […]
GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #58, 2012. There’s one sure thing about being involved in the piping game: there’s never a shortage of memory-making material. The bagpipe seems to have a way of finding the centre of the most percolating social action. Or maybe it’s the pipes that […]
GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey Piping Today #57, 2012. It seems to me that the more we visit a place and the more we get to know it, the stronger are our feelings for that place. It dovetails, maybe, that the deeper our memories connect with a place then the […]
The front rank of the ScottishPower Pipe Band at the British Pipe Band Championships in Annan in 2012.
Scott Wood playing at the Piping Live! Friday night concert in 2012
Connor Sinclair was the Pipe Idol winner at Piping Live! 2012. He is pictured here playing in the final which was then held in The National Piping Centre’s Auditorium.
Pipers from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo parade around George Square in Glasgow as part of Piping Live! 2012
Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band take shelter at the British Championships at Annan in 2012