I recorded a 6 track (5 voice) rendition of Hallelujah on my pipes today, using the built in mic on my laptop. This is a work in progress that my band is working on for our upcoming Robbie Burns dinner and performance.
When the band isn’t available… For a portion of the parade, the horse with the Canada Flag had its head over my shoulder (while I was playing). I guess it didn’t mind the sound of the bagpipes…
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Something I was asked recently was if I sell Gift Cards or Certificates. Usually this is for someone wanting to purchase a lesson as a gift. The short answer is YES. And the gift certificate is not limited to being used for lessons. You could also purchase one as a (partial) payment towards a performance. […]
Came upon a link to a PDF of the list of tunes the College of Piping recommended for sitting their exams, back in 2007. The list is probably reasonable for the SCQF that replaced the framework at the time. Trying to upload the PDF has failed, so I’ve copied and pasted (unedited) below. […]
On the following link, Matt unboxes a set of bagpipes he purchased off of Amazon for $150USD. Out of the box, they aren’t worth playing. He promised a 2nd video to see if they could be made play-worthy. Note: he intentionally purchased this set to compare against professionally made pipes. Over the last few years […]
We recorded some tunes on video for the band this past week, and the members also recorded some solo’s. Here is Kevin’s Hornpipes on youtube
This tune is traditional. It is believed it was written in the early 1700s. Apparently Old Wife in this context is slang for spider. Another title speaks of Sacred Women of the Mill. I recorded each part individually on a practice chanter, whereas I recorded the entire tune on kitchen pipes. Tune in its […]
Now that Public Health Order restrictions have been eased a bit, performances are available. Following the PHO restrictions in place on the date of the performance, I am available. Preferred performance location is outdoors. For indoors locations, you will want to have a large “clearing” where I may pipe and be outside of contact with […]