10 Questions With . . . Andrew Hayes

Published: November 30, 2010

pipes|drums touches base with the recently minted Northern Meeting Gold Medallist on – among many other things – his journey to the prize, his thoughts on his teachers and his tips for young pipers and drummers who want to embark on their own voyage to solo success.

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TIP OF THE DAY
Pipers: If your pipe chanter reed has been sitting for 2 hours or more, hold the reed between your index and thumb with a slight squeeze to warm the reed up for 20 to 30 seconds before playing. This will reduce the time the reed takes to come into pitch.
Donald MacPhee, reedmaker, Alexandria, Scotland

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