November 2017 Piping Times

November 2017 Piping Times The phrase usually disapprovingly aimed at those who don’t display a poppy on their lapels is the simplistic, “These people died for your freedom; they died so that you can enjoy freedom.” That’s precisely the point. That’s what freedom is. Choosing not to wear a poppy is not pouring scorn on [...]

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October 2017 Piping Times

October 2017 Piping Times Online advertising is less engaging and , in fact, is more likely to annoy readers. Ads on mobile devices, for exThe streathspeyample, can be so small that readers can’t see them or click on them. There are also further threats in the shape of software that blocks ads … [...]

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September 2017 Piping Times

September 2017 Piping Times .....on reading afresh the Book 1 Tutor book, which he [Seumas MacNeill] wrote with Thomas Pearston in 1952, the logic of the classical physicist is educed, which, when combined with clear and strictly grammatical English, reinforces the principles of how one learns. We can understand why Seumas was an [...]

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August 2017 Piping Times

August 2017 Piping Times There isn’t a lot of rudeness to be found in piping and in pipe bands. Really. On the whole, we are a civil, polite and supportive bunch. A notable feature of the solo-piping world, in particular, is the affable and enlightened nature of its devotees. Rudeness in our world, when it [...]

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July 2017 Piping Times

July 2017 Piping Times The pipe bands who took part were: Manchester Community Pipe Band, Accrington Pipe Band, Greater Manchester Fire Service, Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band, Bolton Caledonian, Everton Pipe Band, Oldham Scottish, Liverpool Scottish, Notts Police Band, Birmingham Irish. Newport Wales Pipe Band, Dowco from Vancouver, Canada, Clan Wallace Liverpool, the Scots Guards Association, [...]

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June 2017 Piping Times

June 2017 Piping Times * … the vast majority of pipe bands in the modern era have absolutely no connection to their localities, the areas that formerly made them … Pipe bands across all grades need to return to their roots, to their own communities and invest in the youth of these communities. Without this, they have [...]

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March 2017 Piping Times

March 2017 Piping Times These schools [seasonal piping schools] are simply a great way of cementing what’s been learned at weekly band practice or at weekly lessons whether at school or in private. They allow the student to build on this, giving a deeper well of expertise to draw upon. The result is a solid [...]

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January 2017 Piping Times

January 2017 Piping Times We hope you begin the year determined to improve your piping – and no matter how good we may think we are, we can all improve our piping – but also to enjoy it. Instead of pledging to practice more in the new year, it would be more effective to ask [...]

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December 2016 Piping Times

December 2016 Piping Times Thankfully, the SPJA contains enough members who are big enough to admit that there is something not quite right about receiving prizes from a teacher. Those judges who have received prizes in the past from their teachers are having a hard time accepting that there is something wrong with this; perhaps [...]

By | 2016-12-13T16:47:17+00:00 December 1st, 2016|General, Piping Times|Comments Off on December 2016 Piping Times

November 2016 Piping Times

November 2016 Piping Times You make your own luck by hard work and practice. Field Marshal Montgomery was not lucky in winning the recent World Pipe Band Championships. It won as a result of dedication, hours of practice, unstinting and unwavering focus and commitment. The band left nothing to chance. Likewise, Ian K. MacDonald wasn’t [...]

By | 2017-11-07T11:02:15+00:00 November 4th, 2016|General, Latest News, Piping Times|Comments Off on November 2016 Piping Times
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