Tag: Piping Today Magazine

Michael Grey’s Notes: a stomach full of butterflies

Michael Grey’s Notes: a stomach full of butterflies

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #87 • 2017. Every June in the town where I live there’s something called Buskerfest. It’s pretty much what you’d expect: a festival of street performers. The whole of the main drag in town is taken over by a good cross-section of the […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: the collateral damage of nice

Michael Grey’s Notes: the collateral damage of nice

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #86 • 2017. To be clear and direct in communicating – getting across what you really feel to your fellow person – must surely be one of the rarest of human traits. In my experience, it’s the norm for people to often do […]

Dan Nevans: steal this article…

Dan Nevans: steal this article…

by Dan Nevans. Piping Today #90, 2018. I feel like a lot of my articles are complaints. I sit here behind my laptop like some whingeing granny in the hairdressers, bleating on about how the world has changed and how uncomfortable I am with that concept. Because of the often cantankerous […]

Pipe Band retro pictorial: World Pipe Band Championships 2013

Pipe Band retro pictorial: World Pipe Band Championships 2013

Happy New Year and all the best for 2024 to the piping community all over the World! Today we look back to photos from the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green in August 2013.  It was the first time the Worlds was held over two days, and there is a […]

Michael Grey’s Notes: damn you short attention spans

Michael Grey’s Notes: damn you short attention spans

GREY’S NOTES by Michael Grey. Piping Today #85 • 2017. It was the moon on nights like this, it was nights like this, it was the wind as it pawed at you or cried as it approached, the sound of the river, the clotted stars against the dark sky, the […]

John Mulhearn in The Pipe Factory at Celtic Connections 2024

John Mulhearn in The Pipe Factory at Celtic Connections 2024

John Mulhearn is Head of Piping Studies on the BMus (Traditional Music – Piping) Degree run by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and delivered by The National Piping Centre, and his day is filled with admin, teaching and lecturing the students on the course. He grew up as a solo […]

Theory Top-Up: simple matters

Theory Top-Up: simple matters

By TIM CUMMINGS. Piping Today #96, 2019 In the last episode of Theoretically Speaking, we took an initial look at some of the theory behind rhythm and metre – specifically, decoding time signatures (or metre signatures). In case you missed it or would like a quick refresher: time signatures are […]

The Piper’s House on Raasay: Taigh a’ Phìobaire 

The Piper’s House on Raasay: Taigh a’ Phìobaire 

PART ONE • By HUGH CHEAPE and DECKER FORREST • Piping Today 2010 Most players of the Great Highland Bagpipe will come to recognise a significant list of place names that are associated, in one way or other, with pipe music. Names such as Anapool, Borreraig, Gairloch, Chillicassie, Kilberry and […]

Dr. Andrew Bova: presenting an enjoyable recital

Dr. Andrew Bova: presenting an enjoyable recital

By DR. ANDREW BOVA. Piping Today #97. August 2019. For most of us pipers, our performances are confined to a few standard stages. For some, this may be competition, either solo or band. For others, this may be playing in a ‘street band’, performing mostly at parades and social functions. […]