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 [...]

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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

August 2016 Piping Times Stuart Letford: We’ve commented previously about the detrimental knock-on effect the two-day World Pipe Band Championships has had on Crieff Highland Gathering. It seems that the next casualty of this could be Perth Highland Games. This year Perth finds itself in the position that Crieff has been in for the past [...]

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July 2016 Piping Times

July 2016 Piping Times Atholl Gathering: There were some divas who had registered to play but who for whatever reason couldn’t make it to Blair Atholl – where, incidentally, there was a waiting list to compete – but who hadn’t bothered their backsides to let the stewards/organisers know. This resulted in the stewards wasting time and energy – in [...]

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June 2016 Piping Times

June 2016 Piping Times Editorial – The British Pipe Band Championships: They say that in Paisley one is never more than five yards away from a crime scene. We’d say it was a crime that Shotts placed only sixth. Of all the bands, though, it was ScottishPower’s medley that held our interest the most. It [...]

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December 2015 Piping Times

In this issue Gordon Duncan: 10 years on College of Piping Lecture-Part 2 Set Tunes for 2016 Gordon Duncan: 10 years on ….. A decade ago this month Gordon Duncan took his life. We invited a number of people who knew him to share some memories and to discuss his legacy ….. College of Piping [...]

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November 2015 Piping Times

November 2015 Piping Times In this Issue SPA Knockout College Lecture The two sides of Sheriffmuir SPA Knockout….. was the SPA President at the time and both attended the weekly Club meetings. Seumas himself described how the Knockout came about: “Every Saturday evening about 9 o'clock John would hand over the reigns of office to [...]

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August 2015 Piping Times

In this Issue Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band Dutch Piper Honoured Piping Live! 2015 From our article on Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band….. had formed probably the first ever Sikh pipe band in India way back in 1856. As we represent the Sikh community and are the largest Sikh pipe band in the world, we have made [...]

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