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Vin Janoski

Vin Janoski
Vin is a long-time piper based on the east coast of the USA. He has been on the Executive Committee of the EUSPBA and been the editor of the acclaimed Voice magazine. Recently, he has played in the Grade 1 Oran Mor Pipe Band, and the Grade 1 Stuart Highlanders pipe band. He currently produces the websites Pipehacker.com and WhiskyTunes.com.... And, needless to say, he spends way too much time than is allowed for any one person playing, writing about, and thinking about bagpiping.

2017 Pipe Band Championships: MacMillan Pipe Band

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Here is the USA's MacMillan Pipe Band taking the field in their Grade 2 qualifying heat at the 2017 Worlds. A strong performance for the band on this outing, which just left them shy of qualifying in eighth place in a formidable heat.

2017 World Pipe Band Championships: City of Dunedin

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Florida’s City of Dunedin Pipe Band in their qualifying medley performance in the Grade 2. This performance earned them a first place in their heat, where the top six from two heats went on to an MSR final. You can watch the entirety of this heat at the RSPBA's YouTube channel here. City of Dunedin

World Pipe Band Championship 2017

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The whirlwind of another World Pipe Band Championships has passed and the dust has settled, and Inverary & District are in possession of the “spike” and this year's Champion of Champions. Great performances by the band and congratulations to Dojo U master Andrew Douglas! Here are the links for the Friday qualifiers and Saturday’s final

Piping Live! Day 4: Willie McCallum

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The final lunchtime recital of the 2017 Piping Live! festival features Willie McCallum. Willie is one of the most successful soloists of any generation. His performances are always a treat. Catch his recital below.

Throwback Thursday: Inverary & District at Cowal

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Here is Inverary & District in the midst of their rise in the Grade 1, warming up before the massed bands at the 2008 Cowal Highland Gathering. Take Action Ian Green of Greentrax-Parts 1 & 2 Ian Green of Greentrax-Parts 3 & 4

Piping Live! Day 2: Callum Beaumont

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The lunchtime recitals at the National Piping Centre have become a regular event during the week of Piping Live! It's a great chance to hear great piping. If you missed the live stream, here is yesterday's recital featuring Callum Beaumont. Take an hour and enjoy.

Piping Live Day 1: Masters Solo Piping Competition

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Piping Live! kicked off this week with the Masters Solo Piping Competition. This year's event was won by Jack Lee, who earns a slot at this year's Glenfiddich Championship. If you didn't catch the live stream of the event yesterday, the entire stage is below for your viewing enjoyment.

Your Online Bagpipe Viewing for Worlds Week 2017

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Live stream viewing online has become one of the best ways for far-flung pipers to catch pieces of the Piping Live! festival in Glasgow, as well as being a great way to kill your weekly productivity! The week is chock full of piping events culminating with the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green, and a good part of them, including the Worlds, are accessible for free to a global audience online. If you can't be there in person, it is the next best thing. Below is list of venues and events so you can schedule your daily viewing for the week of August 7 to the 12.

Throwback Thursday: Field Marshal Montgomery at the 1990 Worlds

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Here we see and hear the beginnings of what has kept Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band at the top of the Grade 1 band scene for so long. In 1990, the band placed 4th overall. While the general quality of pipe band performance and musical presentation has come quite a ways since then, we can