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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 25Anne Spalding (nee Stewart) and Patricia Henderson (nee (Innes) become first female competitors allowed to play in Gold Medal contest, Oban (1976); Faye Henderson first female winner of Highland Society of London Gold Medal (2010).
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This summer I’ve had the pleasure of revisiting a part of that UK pipe band scene tradition at competitions called the “march past.” For those who might not know, the march past is essentially this: at the end of the … Continue re …
TIP OF THE DAY Write drum scores at about the same tempo that the tune will be played in competition. If a score is written when a piper is playing slowly, then the score may sound too busy and and will be hard to play at competition tempo. Michael Hunter, Toronto