A pre-announcement from our friend and member, Stephen Rooklidge: Facebook Page: Shasta Piping Society It is nice to see this very successful event return. Some very exciting new pibrochs were submitted, along with a majority number of very typical style compositions, all of which are certainly worth reading, and any of which would make a […]
Our club member Stephen Rooklidge, the force behind the Shasta Piping Society, announced the results of what we hope will be the first of many Original Piobaireachd Music competitions. Judges Rab Wallace, Bill Livingstone and Mike Cusak were asked to listen to and award three winners out of 26 entries sent in from all over the world […]
At Scoil na gCláirseach last month I presented a lecture and a workshop on the medieval Gaelic harp traditions. The lecture outlined my recent work on the setup and tuning of the medieval Gaelic harps, while the workshop later in the week explored the different strands of evidence for medieval Gaelic music. The first lecture […]
Dr. Jack Taylor made us aware of this event held at the College of Piping, “What can we learn from the old piobaireachd sources?” Lecture by Dr. William Donaldson, with performances by Jim McGillvray. It’s on Livestream (requiring an account for login; Facebook should work). Thank you, Jack!
For those of you interested in hearing the 1-hour presentation I gave in Scotland last month, the Piobaireachd Society has graciously allowed us to connect to the YouTube video of the talk. Simon Chadwick’s brilliant presentation and performance is also available: I suspect, however, that the most important and effective presentation of the day was by […]
5 – 7 February 2016 Invermark College of Piping is pleased to announce our next Piobaireachd Seminar with Donald F. Lindsay. This seminar will focus on selected tunes from the new Piobaireachd Society Book 16 as well as other requested tunes (as time permits). The seminar material will be geared for experienced pipers who have achieved […]
Shasta Piping Society Prize Pipe Recital Competition will be held April, 9th, 2016. Location is the Old City Hall, 1313 Market St., Redding, California from 7pm to 9 pm. Information for amateur competitors of all grades is available here. Competitors will be required to play the Urlar and First Variation of two piobaireachds, back-to-back, from […]