Tag: bagpipes

Ilkley Carnival

One carnival to rule them all… May the force be with us as we get ready for 2015’s Ilkley Carnival, with the theme being announced as “fantasy and fiction“! With a huge nod to the fan-proclaimed Star Wars day, you can expect Ilkley Carnival 2015 to cast its magical spell over the town in memorable fashion on May 4th. Once… Read more →

Pipes for Anzac Day

Anzac Day can be a busy one for pipers in the southern hemisphere where many parades have been taking place for across Australia & New Zealand. It is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and… Read more →

Learning Bagpipes

And so it begins… You’ve seen that guy at your friends wedding or you watch a piper on TV at New Year, it gets the hairs on the back of you neck to stand up and you’ve always like the sound of them but you’ve never known how you start to learn. It seems a funny thing but on the… Read more →

Bagpipes & Brownies

6th Wetherby Brownies piped in the haggis as part of their Scottish [Burns night] celebrations. The unit are learning about the British Isles this term and Alex from the City of Leeds Pipe Band helped them start it off in a very special manner. Alex spoke to the girls about the significance of his fabulous uniform and then played the… Read more →