Tag: John Mulhearn

CLASP October workshops online and in-person, registrations open now

CLASP October workshops online and in-person, registrations open now

The CLASP workshop weekend will take place both in-person and remotely using the Zoom platform on Friday 7 and Saturday 8, October.  Instructors confirmed to date are John Wilson, John Mulhearn, Wilson Brown, Ailis Sutherland, Connor Sinclair, Margaret Dunn and Andrew Bova. Registrations Open until Wednesday 28th September 2022 (Midnight UK […]

Jamie Forrester wins Gold Medal in Oban

Jamie Forrester wins Gold Medal in Oban

The Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal was won by Jamie Forrester at the Argyllshire Gathering today, August 25, 2022. The top five placings were: Jamie Forrester, Haddington Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge John Mulhearn, Glasgow Sean McKeown, Bowmanville, Canada Derek Midgley, Tinton Falls, USAJudges: Alan Forbes, Murray Henderson and Bob […]

Geological formation called Devil's Tower against an empty sky

Bagpipes on the Devil’s Tower

Tak Tang is a CLASP competitor, but has had other passions in his life as well as piping. As you will read below, he combined both to take his pipes to the top of the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. He is originally from Hong Kong, but now lives in the […]

Making real progress with online tuition

Making real progress with online tuition

Learning to play the pipes at any age is a challenge, and there is accepted wisdom that the older you start, the harder it becomes with fingers that are not as nimble and quick to move. But what if you lived in Leatherhead, Surrey, were retired, had lots of time […]

D throw techniques with John Mulhearn

D throw techniques with John Mulhearn

John Mulhearn explained the technical aspects of learning the light and the heavy D throw on day six of the February Piping Challenge. The video can be found on The National Piping Centre’s Facebook page here. On day seven Wilson Brown spoke all about 2/4 March playing, and stressed the […]

NPC launches crowdfunder to digitise its magazines

NPC launches crowdfunder to digitise its magazines

The National Piping Centre (NPC) today launches a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to protect the legacy of its two magazines, the Piping Times and Piping Today. The two-strand project involves the digitisation of the magazines’ archive – a resource that will be free to access online – and the […]

Diary: tune for Finlay Johnston/Grampian Police

Diary: tune for Finlay Johnston/Grampian Police

Glenfiddich champion, Finlay Johnston has been left ‘reeling’ after colleague, John Mulhearn exercised his creative juices and came up with this stomping tune for him. John can be seen and heard playing his newly-composed four-part gem, entitled Finlay Johnston, Champion Piper, below. John and Finlay are instructors at The National […]

Andrew Bova: Going home

Andrew Bova: Going home

By Andrew Bova The second movement of Antonín Dvořák’s 9th Symphony will likely be more commonly known to pipers as the theme of the tune Going Home, which I’ve been called on to play at funerals on a number of occasions. This theme, while frequently thought of as a folk […]