10 Clues Your Pipe Major Sucks
Before we start - I just want to thank my diligent co-author Dr. John Holcombe for helping me assemble this article! This article was formed…
Bagpipes and the United States Military
From its origin in Scottish clans and culture, the Great Highland Bagpipe has long been associated with the military.
Especially in more recent history, the Highland Regiments of the British Armed Forces, and some of the Lowland Regiments as well, have had bagpipers since their first formation.
The United States Armed Forces has historically had a very close relationship with the British – so the spread of the bagpipes was inevitable.
The Taking of Beaumont Hamel
The next tune in our continuing series on the Pipe Tunes of the First World War, and our Battle of the Somme mini-series, is “The Taking of Beaumont Hamel.” This tune commemorates the capture of Beaumont Hamel in November 1916 but it also serves as a bookend to one of the great tragedies of the Battle of the Somme.
Band vs Solo Chanter: What's the Difference?
If you're learning or playing the bagpipes with a band, it's common to have a pipe chanter handed to you to play when you're playing…
Drum Fanfare: Shotts and Dykehead Live in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
https://youtu.be/agELXRQOKHo Let's bring back the Drum Salute! This is the Drum Fanfare from the 'Rise' concert by Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band in Glasgow's…