Interview with Stephen Rooklidge – Shasta Piping Society (Part 4)

Stepping back, how do you view the current state of pibroch composition, the bigger picture? Did this competition show you something about it that resonates with you? Indeed it did. Pibroch as a traditional form of creative exploration is alive and well! With the variety of composer backgrounds and the breadth of submissions, I think […]

Interview with Stephen Rooklidge – Shasta Piping Society (Part 1)

You just held a highly successful competition for original piobaireachd compositions. A large number of people from all over the world submitted, some of whom are world-renown composers of pibroch. Congratulations! What was the impetus behind this? When the idea occurred to us to sponsor a contest for new pibroch compositions, it was through a […]