A great Q&A here! Topics covered: How to tune drones to the chanter; grade 3 pipe band tempos; loosening up fingers in embellishments; piobaireachd high g's; struggling with strength; making mistakes when nervous; seasoning technique; pipe bag hygene; plastic vs. blackwood pipe chanters; cane drone reed techniques; playing ahead of the beat; when to transition to the pipes; Andrew's super seasoning technique!!!
(Manchester 5th Place, Scotia-Glenville 4th Place, Worcester 3rd Place, NY Metro 2nd Place, MacMillan 1st Place) - Today we listen through the Grade 2 Challenge Medley Contest from the Glasgowlands Games (July 16th, 2016). Well done to all the bands!
Today we sit down with P/S Robbie Beaton (78 Frasers, Ontario) and recap their winning Grade 1 performance from the Kincardine games this past weekend. Then, we field some great questions from our live viewers.