Am looking ahead at my schedule and my goals and if I could attend a weekend workshop or compete solo at a Highland Games the weekend of March 7-8 that would be great! A good weekend workshop would be right up my alley!
Is there anything out there? I found the Phoenix games but there's not much detail about it yet. Jenni
Anyone know the milspec rules for wearing the trad military hair sporran?
I’m aware of the ‘one hand breadth below the belt buckle’ guide. But it chaps me when, in the same civvy organization,..there are sporrans hanging way below the kilt bottom, or worn level with the kilt bottom ( makes sense ) and still others with tails longer or shorter than the next guy.
A real dog’s meal of sloppy kit.
It seems most Regimental orgs wear the sporran hair hanging below the kilt bottom....a ‘uniform’ amount. Easy to do when taught properly initially,the same sporran, and there’s a D&D Drummie always breathing down your neck.
I don’t know if this is something that is unique to adult learners, or if those who start when they are younger experience it as well, but sometimes I swear I take so many steps back in my learning process that it’s hard to remember where I’ve gotten to. I mean, recording my playing (as painful as that is sometimes) helps to provide a gauge, but the unpredictability of the peaks and valleys can be overwhelming.
I’m not the type to get so discouraged as to want to not play any more. I mean really, how effing cool is it that we get to play such a powerful and beautiful instrument? But doing a little toddler dance of frustration on occasion is also part of the process for me 🤣🤣. Anyone else have the occasional (private) temper tantrum?
Hello! I wanted to let the folks here know that I have been created new YouTube content over the past few months and wanted to share it with the community here. Here are a couple of the video series I have:
Unboxing Videos: These are always fun! I've unboxed a set of Nate Banton smallpipes, a Blair Digital Chanter, and even a $130 bagpipe off of Amazon
How-To Guides: Guides so far on how to tie-in to a synthetic bag, as well as how to wrap your joints, be it with hemp or polyester thread.
If you find any value from these, I'd love for you to subscribe! But mainly just want folks to know about this resource. I'm posting several videos a week and have no plans on slowing down. Cheers!
I'm very happy to announce the upcoming release in July, 2019 of The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Standard Settings of Pipe Music. The book contains nearly 200 tunes drawn from the Regiment’s archives and a number of prominent Canadian, Scottish, and American composers.
Selections include marches, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, jigs, slow airs, piobaireachd, and a suite. The collection spans more than a hundred years with a blend of traditional music and previously unpublished tunes dating from before the First World War alongside modern compositions penned specifically for this volume.
More than twenty-five composers have contributed their work to this collection, including: Captain Stuart Samson, Pipe Major Andrew Venters, Pipe Major Michael Gray, Pipe Major Iain Morrison, Pipe Major Donald MacKay, Pipe Major Ronald MacLean, Pipe Major Alan Clark, John Cairns, Ed Neigh, Bob Worrall, Michael Grey, and more.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to charities supporting veterans, including The Deer Lodge Foundation. The Deer Lodge Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada is home to a number of retired soldiers, sailors, and aviators.
Interested retailers are encouraged to contact me (Dan Locke- Daniellocke01@gmail.com) for information and wholesale prices today. Thanks!
Does anyone happen to have a photo of a Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Piper's or Pipe Major's mess kit? Doesn't matter what year, as long as it's correct mess kit worn by someone in the regiment. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks! Dan Locke (email@example.com)