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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 25Donald MacLeod’s “Knightswood Ceilidh” gets 3rd prize in composing contest; Hector MacLean wins with “The Knightswood Highlanders,” 1949. John D. Burgess gives recital in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Winter Competition, 1979.
Have you ever wondered why change is so slow to come with the rules, regulations, policies and practices of piping and drumming organizations? One cause could be term limits – or the lack of them – for elected executives and … Con …
TIP OF THE DAY Quality reed selection is a pre-requisite to obtaining a good tone in a pipe corps. Four criteria to consider when testing reeds are balance, vibrancy, volume and strength. Check the High A Low A balance against a single sounding tenor drone – if these two notes are in the ballpark chances are the rest of the notes can be tuned. Stewart MacKenzie, P-M, Manawatu Scottish