January 28, 2023

Andrew Wright: the 1995 pipes|drums Interview – Part 1

When Andrew Wright died on October 23, 2022, the piping and drumming world lost a remarkable figure. He left behind a legacy of piobaireachd tuition, whose excellence that will carry on as long as the big music is played. In the winter of 1994, we got together with Wright at
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January 14, 2023

Carlisle, MacIsaac, Graham take the big prizes at 2023 Winter Storm

Kansas City, Missouri – January 13, 2023 – Andrew Carlisle of Pittsburgh was the overall winner in the Professional...
January 13, 2023

Pipeline and Crùnluath programs threatened with budget axe by BBC Scotland

BBC Radio Scotland’s weekly Pipeline and Crùnluath programs are under imminent threat of elimination due to...
January 13, 2023

They’ve climbed so high and they’re never gonna die: pipe music’s greatest one hit wonders

Just about everyone who enjoys music, television or movies will have heard the classic rock song “Born To Be...
January 11, 2023

New ground to be broken in 2023 instalment of Donaldson’s Set Tunes Series

Since the year 2000, Dr. William Donaldson has contributed his Set Tunes Series to pipes|drums, making available to all...
From the archives
September 30, 2007
Murray storms Dunrobin Castle
Douglas Murray of Cupar, Scotland, was declared the overall winner at the annual Dunrobin Castle Piping Championship, a...
This day in history
January 29, 1914
Andrew Carnegie gives tenancy of Inveran Hotel to his piper, Angus MacPherson.

The Art of Losing - Part 2

The Art of Losing - Part 1

Billions served: P-M Jimmy Banks MBE discusses "Salute to Willie, the Royal Fendersmith" - Part 2

Billions served: P-M Jimmy Banks MBE discusses "Salute to Willie, the Royal Fendersmith" - Part 1

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