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New reeds 'squealing'
Hi Bill, I've been piping for a few years but this is a new problem that's popped up and has me a bit perplexed. Basically, I've been trying a few different
Pipe chanter reed
I am new to playing the pipes. I'm very good on the practice chanter, but would really like to know why, with an easy reed do I hear so much air passing
Pipe Major Sam Scott
Bagpipe lesson for Pipe Major Sam Scott. a 6/8 march composed by Peter R. MacLeod
pipe tune to learn first
Hi Bill, I am learning to play the pipes with the city of Newport pipe band and would like to know which tune i can start of learnig to play. I have
tuning drones what key?
Hi Bill, What key should the drones be tuned to? Is it ok to tune the drones before fitting to the pipes? thanks.
what key should the tenor drones and bass drone by tuned to?
I have bought a set of new drones for my pipes is it ok to tune the drones to a certain key before fitting them. thanks
thumb stop aid for chanter
Hi Bill, Is it worth buying this product or will it make you lazy and dependant on using it? thanks, Dave
True or false
Hi Bill, Is it true that the bagpipes where made in India & was used to tell the enemy that the Scocts where coming & the tenor drum was to tell the enemy
For Christmas I received a set of bagpipes. I would like to buy a pipe chanter for my new bagpipes. How do I know what pipe chanter to buy that will
Moisture controls in bagpipes
Hello Bill, Is it absolutely necessary to have moisture control in bagpipes. I can never get a reasonable answer from anyone I speak to. Some say yes,
Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament
Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament, an introduction to the idiom of piobaireachd.
Bill I have played on my own for a couple of years now. My question is how is one able to learn the beat?; I find when I am concentrating on the notes
The Battle Of Beallach Nam Brog
The Battle Of Beallach Nam Brog, A Piobaireachd story documented by Ron MacLeod
Hello, My name is Lorenzo,I come from Italy. I am 54 and I have been playing for five years bagpipes. I'm trying to play the piob The MacGregor's Salute
Sir, new to bagpipe here and now im participating in a competirion sir(MSR). My question is , is it possible to mix up any tunes or have an order to
The Hen's March
The Hen's March, a jig composed by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod.
Easiest beginning pibrochs.
Hi Bill, I wanted to know which pibrochs are the easiest to learn as an intermediate piper? I have read many of your articles and ideas and appreciate
Hi Bill, I have a set of MacDOUGAL pipes 1997 they have the larger drone bores which makes the drones very loud for me soft chanter reed.Is there any
Very wet blowing on bagpipes
Hello, I am fairly new to bagpipe playing and find that I am a very wet blower. When my lips and blowpipe get wet I lose the seal on the blowpipe and
Dagshai Hills, Retreat Air composed J Wallace taught by PM Bill Robertson
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