Glyn is a true Scottish 'piper' who loves having a, "crack," (a good time) busking around the world. This IT specialist spends his weekends playing to the masses but what he knows about pipers in Scotland today and the origins of the bagpipes themselves is very unexpected.
3 Types of Scottish BagpipesThe 3 types of Scottish Bagpipes are the: Great Highland Bagpipes, the Scottish Smallpipes, and the Border or Northumbrian Smallpipes.
Great Highland Bagpipes DemonstrationWillie McCallum plays a set of Blackwood McCallum drones and McC² chanter. Strathspey is the traditional 'Lady MacBeth's Strathspey' and the Reel is 'The Angler', by John Maclellan of Dunoon. Recorded at McCallum Bagpipes factory in Kilmarnock.
"DUELING PIPERS" College of Pipingthis was taped from the stage in 2009 at the College of Piping.. it was the only number I didn't play .. perhaps that's why it was my favorite part of the show all Summer..I got to just take a breather and enjoy.. plus they got better and better all Summer!! This is a creation of the Great and Wonderful STEPHANIE CADMAN!!
Mouthblown Scottish Border Pipes DemonstrationThis is a set of pipes I've made that I call Border-smallpipes. The wood is Argentine Lignum Vitae with poly mouthpiece and chanter. The bag is chocolate suede leather. The reeds are synthetic smallpipe/border reeds of my own making. SwedishBagpipes(dot)com
Introduction to the Scottish SmallpipesFred Morrison talks about the Scottish Smallpipes, with description of the bellows, chanter, drones and reeds. Fred finishes by playing a Slow Air entitled 'Drumbuie'. The Fred Morrison Smallpipes are manufactured by McCallum Bagpipes in Kilmarnock.
The Badpiper ThunderstruckThe worlds only flame throwing, leather clad, heavily tattooed punk rock warrior performing AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" in Fremantle, Sunday 19th May 2013
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Massed Pipes & Drums parade through Deeside town to start the Ballater Highland Games 2018The massed pipes & drums march through Ballater in Royal Deeside, Scotland, to start the 2018 Ballater Highland Games.
The parade is led by Drum Major Ian Esson and the bands were Ballater & District Pipe Band, Towie Pipe Band, Ellon & District RBL Pipe Band, Kintore Pipe Band and Dalhousie Pipe Band from Switzerland. (2 others to be confirmed) Drum Majors included Bert Summers, Bill Barclay, Derek Dean, Roland Stewart, Robert Brownfield, Fiona Glennie...
After the parade through the town to Monaltrie Park, Ballater, the flag is raised and the Drum Majors salute the games committee.
The band was formed in 1999 by Andy Bryan and some of the committee members from the Millport Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) The first few members came from Millport, Largs, Fairlie and other areas of North Ayrshire. They now have about 60 members, with 18 young players and they wear their own Isle of Cumbrae tartan.