December 31, 2011

The year in news: the Top 10 pipes|drums stories of 2011

#6. and Ceol Sean make pipe music available for free

The year 2011 showed the continuing trend of technology’s impact on piping and drumming. In separate announcements, Jim McGillivray’s made available some 1,400 audio recordings of music, and Steve Scaife of Illinois later announced that more than 7,000 pieces of public domain pipe music would be freely accessible. The Internet’s impact on every facet of life continues, and bagpipe music is no exception.


  1. Excellent summary. Ending with a reminder of the good byes we had to say to the great characters and friends we share the love of the music with, puts it all in perspective. How lucky we are to love the pipes and share the music and our lives with such wonderful folk!



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