Donald Lindsay is the instructor on the College's Tuesday night smallpipes class. Donald is something of an innovator musically but also in other ways. He has produced a range of smallpipes and whistle made by 3D printing technology. He popped into the College yesterday his latest invention, a Qwhistle. It's a Low D whistle made [...]
A Big Blaw - piping snippets Trying out the new Hardie Twist-Trap Practice Pipes Today, we try out the new mouth-blown smallpipes from R. G. Hardie. They're ideal for those ready to make the move from chanter to pipes and can be played in a session. They're available from the College Shop.
The Terrace Room, Blair Castle. Rooms fit for champions The Glenfiddich takes place this Saturday at Blair Castle in Perthshire. The competition will once again be broadcast live over the internet, alowing a global audience the chance to see and hear it. The 10 competing pipers have always been well looked after at [...]
A big blaw – piping snippets – Anna's amazing progress Anna Scott is 15-years-old and from northern France. She is studying in Glasgow and has recently been coming to the College for lessons. Anna wanted to learn to play the pipes and her father bought her the College's famous Tutor 1 book and a practice [...]
A big blaw – piping snippets Tying in a skin bag - with Willie Park Last week, Willie Park, the College's indefatigable Back Shop Manager, demonstrated how to tie in a skin bag. This week he shows us an alternative way: Try this for yourself but do remember that the College offers a [...]
A big blaw – piping snippets Tying in a skin bag - with Willie Park This week, Willie Park, the College's indefatigable Back Shop Manager, demonstrates one way to tie in a skin bag. Willie has tied in virtually thousands of bags over the years and is considered as something of an expert. [...]
The 'Capt. John' MSR trophy Colin MacLellan on the MSR trophy that's awarded at the Captain John A. MacLellan Piping Championships: This year's competiton takes place this Saturday (7th) at the Army School, Inchdrewer House, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. Food and beverages will be available throughout the day. The 'Captain John' has quickly established [...]