Iain McInnes joined us back in 2010 when he released his new album “Sealbh”. He joined us in the studio for a chat about the album as wells as the developments in bellows blown pipes over the last century. There’s also music from Canterach and the Treachurous Orchestra.
With the sad news of Norman's passing, we look back to the day he wandered the World Pipe Band Championships from 2006. As well as an entertainer he was a highly skilled piper and composer so also have music from Norman himself and a host of other great bands who play his tunes. Griogair pays a tribute to him in his own words.
There's also lots of new music from Ross Ainslie, Fiddlers' Bid, Mary Anne Kennedy featuring Jarlath Henderson and more.
The "World's Most Recorder Piper" joins us in Glasgow's Waxy O'Conners as he passes through from London after the Titanic Soundtrack's Anniversary concert in London which he performs on. He chats bagpipes for the movies and more.
Fergus Muirhead speaks about his fascinating new book, A Piper”s Tale. Also on PlanetPipe there is new music from Ross Ainslie, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, James Duncan MacKenzie and more from Fred Morrison and Jamie McMenemy.
Archy Jay joins me for a chat about her unique career as India's first professional female bagpipe player - we chat instruments, inspiration and more. Also a heap load of new music including new released from Gary Inness.
Australian composer, piper and arranger Lincoln Hilton is out guest on this weeks’ show and we hear some great new tracks from him as well as music from Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Mark Saul, Roddy MacLeod and the Scottish Power Pipe Band. Visit Lincoln’s site here to get those great tunes he is playing!
As well as a lot of fiddle music we chat to Michael Grey about the upcoming tribute to a classic 78th Fraser Highlanders Concert in Glasgow next year. There's a lot more if you take the Tartan Rocket to PlanetPipe! Get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not enough room for much music on this weeks’ show with Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton and their chat – they tell us about growing up under the leadership of Gordon and Ian Duncan, their careers so far and – most importantly – their new album that’s getting released at Piping Live in August this year!
Old and new music from the Battlefield Band, a chat with their piper Mike Katz, music from the Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia, NiteWorks and more on the second PlanetPipe for October. Get in touch with us – email@example.com with request, feedback or just to say Hello!
It's a nice day, so we head outside of National Youth Pipe Band Director Alisdair McLaren's work at the Piping Centre in Glasgow to chat about his career and the new album from the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.