Tag: Jim McGillivray

CLASP profile: Rebecca Paterson

CLASP profile: Rebecca Paterson

The latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is young Rebecca Paterson from Scotland. • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from Strachur, a village in Argyll, Scotland. I was taught firstly by my Dad as he […]

The tonal colours of the tune

The tonal colours of the tune

In part 2 of his discussion on drone tuning and harmonics, John Dally uses Scotish smallpipes to explain how pipers can understand drones and the intricacies of tuning. By John Dally Now that we have established that the drones provide a harmonic background, it is easy to understand why different […]

Willie Donaldson: What are we waiting for?

Willie Donaldson: What are we waiting for?

There has been a call in recent years for change in the long-standing arrangements in the big piobaireachd competitions; that the Piobaireachd Society should stop naming its own settings as the preferred ones, or stop setting the annual tunes at all, allowing the performers free choice in which tunes they […]

Iain Speirs, last year's winner of the Silver Chanter. Photo: Derek Maxwell/Wm Grant Foundation.

Silver Chanter 2019 line up

The line up for this year’s Silver Chanter competition has been announced. The competition, now under the Piping Live! umbrella will be the 53rd competition and will take place at the National Piping Centre in MacPhater Street on the evening of Saturday, August 10. The invited players, and how they […]