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Bag and bellows from past to present

Bag and bellows from past to present

We can thank the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) for the successful revivial of bellows-blown bagpipes that’s taken place in Scotland in recent years. The Society was founded by a handful of enthusiasts in Glasgow in the early 1980s. At the time, the instrument and the pipe music of […]

Bagpipe.News serialises The International Piper

Bagpipe.News serialises The International Piper

As of today, BagpipeNews is delighted to begin an occasional series of articles combed from the pages of The International Piper. We are grateful to Colin MacLellan for allowing us to delve into the pages of his parents’ short-lived monthly magazine. The International Piper was founded in 1978 by the […]

The image of an unchanging art form

The image of an unchanging art form

Part 2 of Iain MacInnes’s 2000 John MacFadyen Lecture Competition is very much part and parcel of the piping culture here in Scotland, and its shaped not just the music, but also the style of performance. It all goes back to 1781, when the Highland Society of London started the […]