The Glenfiddich Piping Championships is probably considered the most prestigious solo piping competition of the modern day. Only the most successful solo pipers of any given year are invited to play, thus guaranteeing one will only hear the highest quality musical performances. Once upon a time, the Glenfiddich saw fit to record some of these
Modern times have squeezed just about every drop of time we might have to devote to, well, just about anything. Often, we are pressed for time to do everything whether it is one's job, one's hobbies, or one's family life and activities. There is also high pressure to perform well or perfectly at all of
Where do you want to go with your bagpiping? Have you ever asked yourself this? It's a fair question and one that might make you uncomfortable to think about. We tend to be stuck in the present when it comes to piping. Cramming on tunes, hammering your repertoire, all keep us focussed on what we might be doing at any giving moment. But where is it all taking you?
Once upon a time, choosing a good chanter reed was a lot like choosing ripe melons in a marketplace. You poked, squeezed, scrutinized, and fondled until you found the one that satisfied you, leaving a lot of underripe and rotten ones behind.