City of Sacramento Pipe Band capitalizes on opportunity to organize events for others
At a time when pipers, drummers and bands are concerned for the future for competitions being a primary performance platform, the City of Sacramento Pipe Band is getting the finger out, taking things into their own hands in an attempt to capitalize on new creative opportunities for players and public alike.
The Pipemakers: G.S. McLennan pipes are rare and of uncertain appearance
Many have called G.S. McLennan the greatest piper of all time. As a composer and competitor, he ranks with the best. His fame as a piper is well documented; his pipemaking career is less well known. G.S.’s firm operated in Aberdeen from 1922 until his death in 1929. There are few known examples of his instruments, despite his being in business for a little more than seven years.
The Art of Setbacks: Avens Ridgeway looks at how we can sustain ourselves and our playing through ‘repeated losses’
Telling a competitor with an anxiety disorder to “relax, stop stressing and just play” would be similar to telling someone to play their instrument despite having a huge leak in their bag.
Crowning achievements in piping and pipe bands for coronations of UK monarchs
On the brink of the crowning of King Charles III, our intrepid piping and drumming historian Jeannie Campbell, MBE delves into the various coronations of UK monarchs that featured piping and drumming, including a highly inventive pipe band competition . . .