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UPDATE: Tune Of The Month for Aug. 2010 - The Harvest Home Hornpipe
August 03, 2010

Bill Robertson here again. I have republished this tune with correct name, namely "The Harvest Home Hornpipe". Please see below for updated links etc.

For this months bagpipe lesson, I have chosen another The Harvest Home Hornpipe.

This was one of a group of four hornpipes given to us all in the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Scots by Pipe Major Hugh Fraser who was our director then.

I hope you enjoy the tune and remember to contact me via the website should you have any questions about the tune. The above link will redirect you to a section, towards the bottom of the lesson page where you can submit a comment or ask a question.


The New Zealand Grade 1 Champion Band (2 years consecutive), Auckland and District Pipe Band will be participating in the World Championships this year. We wish them well and all the best for the competition.

Something that I though was interesting is that the event is going to be streamed live on the internet by the BBC for the second year.

Anyway that is all for this month.

Best Regards.

Bill Robertson

Interactive Bagpipe Tutorials on DVD

My 3 Interactive Bagpipe Tutorials accommodate pipers who are just beginning to learn how to play the bagpipes right through too those who wish to learn to play Piobaireachd.

You can view the DVD Tutorials at the following links:

While you are on this page take a look at the short video which will give you an overview of how the interactive DVD's work.

Pipeline BBC, Radio Scotland:

Radio Scotland have a weekly broadcast called Pipeline. There website has the following statement, "The definitive pipe music program, featuring news and recordings from the piping world". CLICK HERE to go to the Pipeline web site.

The program changes each week at the weekend and lasts just under the hour. Normally it contains quite a lot of mainly good solo piping (sometimes other than Highland), some bands, news, and featured extracts from top contests both solo and bands, shortly after the events.

Some pipers have rather too high a pitch and as a result a thin sound, and odd lapses in rhythm etc., which we all have some more than others. Still, we can all learn from perceptive listening.

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