Book Review: ‘Eat, Sleep, Pipe, Repeat’ by Kyle Warren/ Plus Two Other New Books

The title of Kyle Warren’s new publication of pipe music is certainly original – as is a lot of the music. Kyle (pictured) is well known, having played with Field Marshal Montgomery PB and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. He is also a talented composer of pipe music. This compilation contains an interesting blend of original pieces alongside standards such as Lochanside and Farewell to Nigg, both re-arranged and reproduced…

Review of Simon Fraser University Pipe Band’s new album ‘Live in Chilliwack’

Well here we go with my thoughts on this band’s latest album, recorded live during a concert in the town of Chilliwack (British Columbia), in February this year. Thankfully Covid-19 had not impacted Canada at that time otherwise this album would never have been produced – and it is a corker. Pipe Major Alan Bevan has put together an array of pipe band music, 17 tracks including, competition medleys, arrangements…

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Reviews: ‘A MacCrimmon Collection’ and ‘Tutor Book 3 – Piobaireachd’, German Edition

‘A MacCrimmon Collection of Traditional and Contemporary Bagpipe Music’ A new collection of bagpipe music compiled by Iain and Calum MacCrimmon, the acclaimed father and son pipers, composers and, as I understand, hereditary pipers to Clan MacLeod, has been issued. There are 59 compositions on offer covering the complete spectrum of bagpipe music.  Normally when asked to review a new publication of pipe music, my approach is to sing through…

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Review: The South West Scotland Collection of Pipe Music

The South West Scotland Collection compiled by Karen McCrindle Warren When asked by Piping Press to review this new publication of pipe music, I was a little apprehensive when told there were five books making up the complete collection. I wondered why Karen had undertaken such a demanding task of producing five at once instead of one at a time over a longer period. However, now having played and read…

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