What’s the best bagpipe to play with your kids?

What’s the best bagpipe to play with your kids?

I’ve had lots of great discussions about the best playing bagpipe around.The most popular one for me, though, is the bagpipe called the Tangerine.I love the bagpipers, and they sound amazing, but it takes a little effort to master.It is hard to master the bag pipes of any kind, especially for children.In fact, I would […]

Why I am a female bagpitter and what it’s like to play at an international festival

Why I am a female bagpitter and what it’s like to play at an international festival

I have played at every international festival and festival series in the UK since 2012, but my love of music has never been more evident than at this year’s Great Sound Festival.It’s no secret that many of the performers at this event are women, but it’s something that I’ve always found myself wanting to share […]

How to create a new style of bagpipe with Ag Barr (UK)

How to create a new style of bagpipe with Ag Barr (UK)

You might not have noticed it, but the bagpipers at Ag Barr are a big deal in the bagpipe scene.From the simple to the very intricate, there’s something for everyone.The British Bagpipers have their roots in the 1950s, and the brand has had some notable hits in the past few decades.But what about the old […]

Pompous Bagpipe Singer’s ‘Going Home’ Is the Most-Watched Bagpipe Performance in History

Pompous Bagpipe Singer’s ‘Going Home’ Is the Most-Watched Bagpipe Performance in History

The pompous bagpipe performance of one of the greatest bagpipers of all time has been dubbed “going home” by the BBC.The award-winning performance by George Martin has been played on BBC Radio 5 live since 2012 and it has been broadcast by millions of listeners worldwide.The BBC has also broadcast the performance on its flagship […]

How to listen to a bagpiper’s music with headphones

How to listen to a bagpiper’s music with headphones

Derek Midgley is one of the great bagpipers of all time, a gifted arranger whose style has been imitated for over a century.But he’s not the only one.I recently caught up with Midgly to talk about bagpiping, the music industry, and what we might have to learn from the past.This is Recode at its finest, […]

How to listen to the bagpipe in 2018

How to listen to the bagpipe in 2018

Bagpipes are the new rock and roll and have the potential to change the world of music forever.There are so many new sounds coming from all over the world, and it is up to us to make sure they all get heard and understood by all of us.With so many amazing bagpipers around, it is […]

When the music died: The best and worst moments of Scottish music

When the music died: The best and worst moments of Scottish music

The best moments of music in Scotland were recorded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.They were recorded at places like Bagpipe Hall and the Bagpipe Club in Glasgow, where the Bagpipers, in the tradition of the Bagpan Society, recorded their best performances and played in the evenings.These performances became a staple of the […]

How to Wear Bagpipes: Christmas Songs

How to Wear Bagpipes: Christmas Songs

A few months ago, I posted an article called “How to Wear A Bagpipe Metal Player Costume.”It’s one of those Christmas-themed articles that I just like to put up every year, because the themes and ideas are really good.I think I’m going to write another one for this year, but that one’s not going to […]

A new kind of bagpipe that can be played on the move

A new kind of bagpipe that can be played on the move

An all-electric bagpipe, invented by a student at a university in Australia, is set to be unveiled on a visit to London this week.The Bagpipe, which is made of two pieces of aluminium and steel and a single magnet, was invented by student Nicholas Leong.It’s a device designed to be played in two pieces.“It’s basically […]

How Jazz Bagpipes Work – A Guide to How to Get Started

How Jazz Bagpipes Work – A Guide to How to Get Started

Jazz bagpipers have been around for thousands of years, and it has become so ingrained in the way we hear music that we tend to take for granted the ability to compose our own music.It took us a long time to find out how to create and play our own jazz bagpipe, and we’ve been […]