Northern Meeting Underway

The editor writes: Well it’s late at night now in Inverness and the pipers have gathered nervous but ready for tomorrow’s competitions. The Eden Court Theatre stands darkened, watchful and waiting, waiting to welcome the piper who will etch a new name on our tablet of history. Northern Meeting 2015 was launched in fine style at a reception given by the City Council in the splendid Town House, the equivalent of…

PP Video Archive/ John MacDonald Recording/RSPS pic/Mod Reminder

New PP Video Archive page launched today with a slideshow from the Argyllshire Gathering. It has pictures from before WW2 right up to the present day.  The picture above is included. It is from the games at Oban in 1950, and the pipers left to right are: John Finlay, Charlie Scott, Willie Connell, Donald MacLean (Lewis), a shy looking John Burgess, George Stoddart, J O’Grady and R Henderson. John D. had…

PP Academy: How to Improve Your Sound

The PP Academy has another useful chapter for all pipers wishing to improve their sound. A good tone can make a world of difference to your playing so check the article out here. You may never achieve the magical sound of the great Donald MacPherson (pictured above) but there is no sense in settling for the mediocre. The popular Eezidrones have been added to the ppresshop catalogue. Price includes mailing….

John MacDonald, Inverness, Letter; Govan Piping Initiative

Today we publish an interesting letter from John Macdonald, Inverness, to Archibald Campbell, Kilberry. It discusses two tunes, ‘Lament for the Union’ and ‘Lament for Alasdair Dearg MacDonnell of Glengarry.’ Read more here. The newsletter of the Govan Weavers Society reports major progress with the piping initiative in this well-known, but not well off, suburb of Glasgow. It reads: ‘In July it was intimated that the Piping Initiative was making…