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Updated 07/17/2017

 

In 2007, as Pipe Sergeant for the Omaha Pipes and Drums I began sending out weekly emails to the piping students with reminders, updates, events, and a topic of interest.  Since then, the distribution list has continued to grow.  Now as band President, I still send out a weekly email and have also produced a monthly newsletter for the Band since 2010.  The information comes from a variety of sources - my apologies if I have blatantly copied information from you and not given credit where it is due.  These are not offered as scholarly articles.

Below is a selection of some of my favorite topics.  Check back regularly for updates.

CONTENTS
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U W Y Z

A
ASCAP
A Nation without a National Anthem
A Song for Kilts
American Civil War Memorial
An Abbreviated History of the Kilt
An Comunn Gàidhealach
Angus MacKay
Appin Murder
Aran Sweaters
Armadale Castle

B
Bagpipe Materials
Bagpipe Music - a Primer
Bagpipes and Dyspepsia
Bagpipes - Blow Them Up
Bagpipes at the Olympics
Bagpipes in the American Revolution
Bagpipes of the World
Band Grades
Band Mess
Band Tartan
Band Uniform
Beat
Beat Deafness
Beer Money
Beltane Day
Birdman of Sterling
Birnam Oak
Black and Tan and the Black and Tans
Blind Piper from Rhu
Blowing and Pressure
Blue Men of Minch
Book of Kells
Borders Wizard
Boxing Day
Brigid's Cross
Burke and Hare
Burning the Clavie
Burying the Bruce

C
Cairngorm
Cameron of Erracht
Canntaireachd

Cap Badge Precedence
Caring for Your Pipes
Caring for Vintage Pipes
Céilidh
Celtic Brooch
Celtic Cross
Chanter Basics
Chanter Reed Basics
Charge of the Pipes and Drums
Cheap Scotsman
Christmas in Scotland and Ireland
Clan Crest Badge

Clan Crichton's Dark History
Clootie Well
Cold Weather Piping
Coldstream
College of Piping
Common Riding
Communion Tokens
Competition Checklist
Curse of Scotland

D
Danny Boy
Desperate Dan
Dirk
Donald Cameron
Drone Reeds

Drone Valves
Drum Major
Duone Castle

E
Evolution of the Great Highland Bagpipe

F
Famous Last Words
Fiana
Fighting Jack Churchill
Firths and Lochs
Flight of the Wild Geese
Fortingall Yew

G
Gaels
Ghillie Brogues
Giant Angus MacAskill
Glamis Castle
Glengarry
Glossary of Pipe and Drum Terms
Greyfriars Bobby
Grouse Foot Kilt Pin

Gus and the Kilt

H
Hackles
Haggis Hunting
Haggis Hurling
Handsel Monday
Hemping
Highland Attire
Highland Clearances
Highland Drumming
Highland Games
Highland Potato Famine
Hillbillies, Rednecks and Crackers
History of the Tartan
Hogmanay
Honours of Scotland
Hop-tu-Naa
How Bagpipes Work
How to Become a Rotten Piper
How to Fold an Inverness
How to Practice
How to Tie a Full Windsor Knot
Hurling

I
Ice Factor
Imbolc
Inner Hebredes
Iowa Scottish Heritage
Irish Clans
Irish Kilts
Irish Pipes
Irish Wake
Island Experiment
Italian Chapel of Orkney

J
John Paul Jones
Joslyn Castle

K
Kelpie
Key Signatures and Key
Kiltiquette
Kilt Hose
Kilt Pin
Kirkin' o' the Tartan
Kirkpatrick McMillan
Kissing your Thumb

L
Lamas Day
Lemluath, taorluath, crunluath
Longest Hedge on Earth
Lord Lyon
Luckenbooth Brooch
Lughnasadh

M
Maggie Wall
Maiden
Major Weir
Many Views of a Tune
Marching
Mary, Queen of Scots Gets First Statue
Massed Bands
Matching a Reed to the Chanter
MBE
Mercat Cross
Merlin
Michaelmas Day
Miracle Jewelry
Miss Fogarty's Christmas Cake
Modifying the Chanter Reed
Moisture Control
Muscle Memory

N
National Tree of Scotland
New York 79th Highlanders
North Berwick Law

O
Oiling the Drones
Old Imitation Ivory Mounts
Old Tom Morris
Oldest Pub in Ireland
One O'Clock Gun

 

P
Pangur Bán
Piobaireachd
Pineapple
Pipe Band Chanter Set-up and Tuning
Piper to the Sovereign
Piping Posture
Plant Badge
Playing in the Rain
Pound Scots
Principles of Music
Producing Great Tone
Pronunciation of Celtic
Putting a Smile on Your Old Reed

R
Rampant Lion
Real Jekyll and Hyde
Real Robinson Crusoe
Religion in Scotland
Rufus Harley

S
Saint Andrew
Saint Columba
Saint Mungo
Saltire
Samhain
Scota
Scotch-Irish
Scotland's Cannibal Family
Scotland's Great Walls
Scotland's Nostradamus
Scotland's Parliament
Scotland's Sasquatch
Scotland's Thistle
Scots in America
Scottish Clans
Scottish Fold
Scottish Highlands and Lowlands
Scottish Independence
Scottish Midges
Scottish Regiments
Scottish Rite
Scottish Wedding Traditions
Seonaidh
Sgian Dubh
Shillelagh
Silver Hallmarks
Simon Fraser University
Skirl is not a Technical Term
Smallpipes
Sporran
Stone of Ireland
Story Behind the Badge
Soulis
St. Andrew's Castle
Stone of Destiny
Sueno's Stone
Symphonic Bagpipes

T
Táin Bó Cúailnge
Tam o'Shanter

Tartan Day
Tartans
Terry Tully
The 9,000 Year Lease
The Call
The Devil Came to Omaha
The Easter Rising
The Miniature Coffins
    of Arthur's Seat

The Oldest Set of Bagpipes
The Paisley Witches
The Pipes of War
The Scottish Empress of Morocco
The Siege of Leith
The Soldier on the Bottle
Thin Red Line
Thomas Cochrane
Three Hangings
Time Signatures
Traditional Christmas Yule
Tuning
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Tweed
Twelve Days of Christmas
Types of Tunes

U
Udney Church Mort House
Up-Helly-Aa 

W
Wallace Monument
Water of Life
Whaligoe Steps
What a Piping Judge Listens For
What Grade Should I Compete?
What the Score on Your Sheet Really Means
Whuppity Scoorie
Why Compete as a Soloist?
Why Scotland is Called Scotland
Will-o'-the-wisps
William Fergusson
William Kidd
William Robb
Wolf of Badenoch
Wondering Willie
Why Is It Called "Scottish" Rite?

Y
Yarrow Stone

Z
Zoro was Irish