Gandy loses computer, back-up and six years of work
The well known piper, composer and teacher Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, lost untold original tunes, seminar notes and recordings from the last six years when his laptop computer and back-up drive when they went missing after a cab ride to Halifax International Airport.
Gandy had been on his way to his native British Columbia to tend to a family emergency when he lost the items. He’s now asking pipes|drums readers if they might be able to help him piece together lost information, particularly material from workshops and seminars that he has delivered and shared over the last five years.
“Everything was in there,” he said, “my laptop, my digital camera, webcam, my back-up drive, my lectures, typeset tunes, student journals, business files, about 60 piobaireachds that I had recorded over the past six years, work stuff . . . the lot.”
Also lost were six-dozen brand new pipe chanter reeds.
Gandy asks that anyone who may have MP3 files of piobaireachds, lecture material in pdf format, to get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’ve done all that I can do to track down the missing items, but it’s out of my hands,” Gandy added. “I’m just hoping to get on with it now a try to go forward.”
He stressed that this was the only time he had ever traveled with both his computer and back-up drive together, and he is working with his insurance company on replacement values in case the lost or stolen items are not recovered.
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