I was just interviewed by a writer for the Echo. The article is expected to be in next week’s paper, though it might be delayed a week. We spoke about Scottish Culture, heritage, the bagpipes, learning the pipes, etc.
During our practice today, we had a number of people walking by telling us how they lived on the next street (or two) over, and they were thrilled that they could hear us. One guy was walking his dog, but on the way to go get his girlfriend as she loves the Pipes. We also […]
Bear McCreary wrote the tune <em><strong>Wander My Friends</strong></em> in the celtic style for the show BattleStar Gallactica. You can see a recording of an <a title=”Wander My Friends on Youtube” href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtO1ZpDcDSw” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>orchestra playing it</a> on youtube. Unfortunately the Highland Bagpipes does not have the range to play the tune as composed, so I […]
Good luck to all of the competitors competing this weekend at the Calgary and the Canmore Highland Games.
I just returned from the first performance i have done as a member of a pipe band in 13 years. Considering that the band itself is rebuilding, and that over half the players are new to the band (and I believe today was the first day most of us played with the band as a […]
The Range (106.1) in Airdrie asked me to record the lament for them to play on Friday. It is now a digital file, as well as a video file. They will post the video on Friday as well. To see me dressed up in my kilt and piping, check out <a title=”The Range ” href=”http://www.therangeonline.ca”>their […]
Celtic Folk holds 4 gatherings a year, and the 2011-2012 year is about to start. The first night is September 24th. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Further details can be found at <a href=”http://www.celticfolkcalgary.ca/”>their website</a>. I was a guest performer at Celtic Folk for their November 2010 gathering. During the […]
<h1>With the competition season done, now what are your plans?</h1> Are you taking your competition results and feedback, and working to improve for next year? Have you decided to take a bit of a rest before starting working towards next year’s competitions? Have you sworn off competing and instead going to find a street band […]