February 6, 2023

Bill Zadra first-ever winner of inaugural Skye K. Richendrfer Memorial Cup

St. Paul, Minnesota – February 4, 2023 – Playing “Corrienessan’s Salute,” Bill Zadra of Fridley, Minnesota, gained the distinction of winning the Skye K. Richendrfer Memorial Challenge Cup for Grade 4 piobaireachd, an award named for the late piper, teacher, leader and organizer who died in...
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January 26, 2023

A piping whodunnit: the life and mysterious death of Archibald Ferguson, composer of “MacLean of Pennycross”

By Jeannie Campbell Archibald Ferguson will be unknown to most pipers, apart from the very few who notice composers’...
January 24, 2023

Opinion: For the sake of the art and an audience, we need judging reform

Lord it’s the same old tune, fiddle and guitar Where do we take it from here? Rhinestone suits and new shiny cars...
January 23, 2023

2023 Set Tunes Series: ‘The End of the Little Bridge’

Since 2001, Dr. William Donaldson has been contributing his Set Tunes Series for pipes|drums readers. Now comprising...
January 21, 2023

The Art of Losing: more insights and advice from three of our biggest winners on how they turn defeat into positives – Part 2

We continue and conclude our conversation with three of the world’s most successful competing pipers about their...
From the archives
September 30, 2005
Changing our set ways
It is time top face the music: the Grade 1 and 2 pipe band March, Strathspey & Reel competition should be dropped....
This day in history
February 8, 1603
Battle of Glen Fruin.

Names and Places 2023 - Celtic Connections Pipe Band Concert

A set of Robert Reid pipes played by Anthony Kelly

Richard Parkes on the Vale and Ian Duncan's influence

The Art of Losing - Part 2

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