Balmoral’s upcoming Winter Workshop will be a 3-day remote-learning session, held via Zoom from February 2 – 4, 2024. The instructors will be Robert Mathieson, Derek Midgley, and Andrew Carlisle. The cost is $275 USD. Students who refer new students to us will receive $50 off the price of the […]
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Luciano Lanaro doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. When Lou retired seven years ago he increased his musical ability by adding the Highland pipes to the range of instruments he already played. Like many pipers it is not just a pastime, but a full blown obsession that he […]
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Jim Kilpatrick leads the The House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead drum corps at the Scottish Pipe Band Championships on May 22, 2010. The band placed third overall with a first in drumming.
In 2010 Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band marked its 100th anniversary. In the Piping Times of April that year, the band’s then Pipe Major, Robert Mathieson told the following story about one of the band’s great Pipe Majors, John K. McAllister. By Robert Mathieson It was Saturday, June 25, the […]
By John Mulhearn “Do you ever listen to pipe music?” “… Em, not really… I sometimes hear a busker when I’m in the town…”. So began conversations I had a with a number of students recently. In my day-to-day role as an instructor at The National Piping Centre I often […]