August 11, 2008

Piping alive

In Glasgow just now, part of the 42 per cent of p|d readers (according to the current poll) who are also here. So far the weather’s been mainly dry, and not a bolt of lightning to be seen. Piping Live! is in full swing just now. Drumming for Drinks went on today, and the kick-off concert was tonight at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall. 

I’m back at the band thing for the first time in a few years, and I must say it’s a lot better to be playing and here than not and here. It’s a lot of fun, with a great atmosphere of all-gain. After months of practicing in isolation, with only MP3 files and sheet music as company, it’s great to hear it come together.

With everything that’s going on, I don’t have much time to commit to the site, but I’ll do my best. Stay tuned!


  1. Andrew, best of luck with Spirit of Scotland at the World’s. I hope that this experience will inspire a substansial article(s) about the experience, complete with the tunes the band has selected, how well the MP3 technique has worked, and other insights into this fun, and amazing journey that the band has undertaken. I’ve looked around at Pleasanton for the the last few years and noted a growing amount of talent that is on the bleachers instead of the green. It’s great to see all that talent come together – even for just a single event – and see how it plays out.

    Warmest regards from Sunny California,

    Bob Brodie



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