Tag: Stuart Robertson

Jim McGillivray shares a tune

Jim McGillivray shares a tune

NINE NOTES AND MORE… by Stuart Robertson. Piping Today #46 2010. More than 20 years of international prizes in all branches of pipe music between 1971 and 1991 lend credence to Piper & Drummer magazine’s claim that Jim McGillivray is “one of the best all-round pipers – ever”.  Jim began […]

Bob Worrall shares an old tune and a new tune

Bob Worrall shares an old tune and a new tune

NINE NOTES AND MORE… by Stuart Robertson. Piping Today #47 2010. Bob Worrall is one of North America’s leading teachers, adjudicators, performers and composers and is the weel-kent face of the BBC’s World Pipe Band Championships programme.  Prior to retiring from competitive piping in 1983, Bob won the North American […]

Murray Blair shares a tune

Murray Blair shares a tune

Murray Blair gives us one of his new tunes (including a sound file), and a few older ones, in this article which has been updated for 2022. NINE NOTES AND MORE… by Stuart Robertson. Piping Today #55 2011. Our featured composer for this edition is Murray Blair, one of Australia’s […]

Lorne MacDougall shares a tune

Lorne MacDougall shares a tune

Lorne MacDougall seems to occupy his very own sphere in the world of bagpipe music, as he blends his life as a piper and traditional musician with TV and film soundtrack work from the BBC, ITV, Netflix, Disney and DreamWorks.  Stuart Robertson spoke to Lorne about tune composition in this […]

Chris Djuritschek shares a tune

Chris Djuritschek shares a tune

NINE NOTES AND MORE… by Stuart Robertson. Piping Today #41 2009. Chris Djuritschek is a piper and composer many of you will not be aware of. Originally from Motherwell in Lanarkshire, he was taught by local piper Alex Martin. Chris took up the pipes aged 10 and quickly set forth […]