Published: December 31, 2011

All the best from pipes|drums!

As the world’s pipers and drummers take a collective break, pipes|drums Magazine wishes all of our readers a merry Christmas. It’s been another great year for us, and we thank you for keenly following us throughout 2011. We counted more than 225,000 unique visitors and more than 1.75-million visits overall to the magazine in the last 12 months, accounting for more than 4.5-million page-views in 2011 alone.

We brought our faithful subscribers nearly 50 full-length articles and, overall, more than 500 original pieces came your way in 2011. We couldn’t do it without the help of the world’s best writers on piping and drumming.

These are the people who provided you their insight and wisdom, whether through interviews, feature stories or reviews, over the last year: Chris Armstrong, Pete Aumonier, Graham Brown, John Cairns, Stephen Creighton, Greg Dinsdale, Willie Donaldson, Alastair Dunn, Michael Grey, David Hilder, the late Jim Hutton, Stuart Liddell, Bill Livingstone, Iain MacDonald, Ryan MacDonald, James MacHattie, Stewart McKenzie, Colin MacLellan, Rob MacNeil, Donald McBride, Willie McCallum, Jim McGillivray, Steven McWhirter, Derek Midgley, Libby O’Brien, Graeme Parker, Richard Parkes, Meaghan Proudfoot, Gerry Quigg, Mark Saul, Steve Scaife, Sean Somers, Anne Spalding, Jack Taylor, The Style Guy, Harry Tung, Bram van Melle and Barry Wilson.

To them and the dozens more who provided news tips, predictions, data and comments during 2011 – thank you!

And we especially want to thank our subscribers and advertisers. These are the folks who allow us to maintain pipes|drums, because the magazine is completely nonprofit – all proceeds are plowed back in to maintenance and development. We appreciate your support and will continue to work to ensure that we return great value on your investment.

From all of us here at the pipes|drums complex, merry Christmas!

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