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Due to the way our sheet music is written and the common use of Korg chromatic tuners, the description of a bagpipe’s pitch can be a ..read more
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September’s tune of the month is an Irish tune that has found its way into many sets by folk and pipe bands alike in recent years. Upon ..read more
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Jackie Latin is an old tune that spans many piping traditions. I, however, only ran across it listening to PM Ben Duncan playing at The ..read more
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A friend of the blog has had Jim McGillivray send me one of his polypenco Aurora JM chanters to try out before sending it on to them. Jim ..read more
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You probably know that I’ve spent some time learning uilleann pipes so I’ve been staring at a lot of Irish music recently. July’s ..read more
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You may be aware that I’ve been collecting and arranging tunes for the Scottish smallpipes which are applicable to those interested in ..read more
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Full A http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/A-Full-Set-Breadalbane.wav B http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/ ..read more
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Shout out to dunholmpiper on Instagram (Paul Martin) for making me aware of this awesome tune: The Rusty Gulley (Wee Totum Fogg). The first ..read more
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I spent my afternoon Sunday playing with the different widths of tongue blades on these Ackland prototype drone reeds. I discovered the ..read more
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I have been testing drone reeds for Terry Ackland for a wee while and I feel his latest reeds are his best yet. These reeds started out ..read more

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