Tag: musicianship

Glasgow Skye Pipe Band  3P/Majors 1991.

Clan MacRae pic / Musicianship / Donald Drone

Last Friday‚Äôs post on the Clan MacRae Pipe Band jolted a few memories from readers. Donald Macleod was among those who contacted us and he was able to identify some of the individuals in the photograph. Donald, brother of Kenny Macleod of McCallum Bagpipes, told us: “In the back row, […]

The structure of piobaireachd, 4

The structure of piobaireachd, 4

Playing a piobaireachd By Capt. John A. MacLellan Now that the notation and structure of piobaireachd has been explained it is time to consider methods of producing a musical performance. The first consideration must always be the tuning of the bagpipe. As piobaireachd music produces many long notes it is […]