Blown away

Published: December 31, 2010
Blown away Published: December 31, 2010

David Hilder, P-M of the Grade 1 Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band, assesses the new Big Bore Blowpipe from the Ayrshire Bagpipe Company of Troon, Scotland

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TIP OF THE DAY
Piping teachers: For a young piper’s pipes 1. tie the drones 3 or 4 inches apart. 2. Get the smallest mouthpiece you can or get the blowstick cut shorter. 3. Insist on a small bag – this will get the student learning how to blow the bagpipe correctly from the start.
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