PP Ed’s Blog: SWSPDA/ Letters/ SPA Entry Forms/ SPA and Judges

Thanks to Andy McCartney for his kind comments the other day and also for the latest information on the activities of the South West Scotland Piping and Drumming Academy: Weekend workshop – Abernethy Trust, Ringford, near Kirkcudbright from Friday evening 17th February until around tea time on Sunday 19th. Pupils stay over for the two nights, but day pupils will also be very welcome, and this workshop is for both pipers…

New Letter Posted

A new letter has been posted this morning. It features P/M Andy Donaldson and concerns a tune by that prolific and successful composer of pipe music, Willie Bryson. This may be the first time the tune has been published, for we can find it in no collection. If anyone has knowledge of it please pass on. Go to the Letters page to read more. Would Pipe Band Magazine correspondents note…

New Letter, New Comment

RW: Updates for the site this morning include a letter from Roddy Livingstone of the Scottish Piping Society of London on my report on last Saturday’s competition. Roddy puts the record straight on the JB Robertson March and makes some other valuable points. Read here…. Also, we have an extended piece from Duncan Watson on the Piobaiareachd Controversy article. I believe Duncan makes an important contribution to this discussion, a…

News: World Drumming, Letters, Highland Dress

Tickets for the World Solo Drumming at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday are free. The Adult Final costs £5. Read more and book here…… A nice leter has been received from Canada. Read here… The second, and final instalment in Bill Blacklaw’s highly informative (and necessary for some!) article on how to wear Highland dress concludes here……  

News: Highland Dress Feature part 1, Gold Medallists updated

Bill Blacklaw’s important article on the wearing of Highland dress is reprinted here …… More tunes have been added to the list of Gold Medallists. Check them out here and get the thinking caps on please…. New Letter added here