Links for New Pipers,
Information and More

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New Piper Information:

Bagpipe FAQ and Resources - FAQ - unofficial
Bagpipe Controversies - Andrew Lenz
Bagpipe Tutorials - P/M Bill Robertson
Become a Rotten Piper - Andrew Lenz (he's kidding)
Boise Highlanders Bagpipe Tutorial -Ryan Lopez 
Chanter Reed Basics - Andrew Lenz
Cuillinn Craft Piping Tips
Finding the right instructor - Andrew Lenz
First Bagpipe Competition Tips - Andrew Lenz
Gerald Griffith's Bagpipe Pages
Learning to Play The GHB - Universe of Bagpipes
Patrick McLaurin - lessons in video
Pipers' Dictionary - Andrew Lenz
Piobaireachd Guide - from Pobaireachd.com
StormPipes - Tips from John Winter
Teach Yourself Bagpipes - Lindsay Davidson
Teaching the young piper (bd) 
Tips on Joining a Band - Andrew Lenz
Understanding Solo Competition Grading - Andrew Lenz
Useful Items for Piping - Andrew Lenz

*Also check the Reference Section of the Directory

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Information - for everyone:

rec.music.makers.bagpipe - the bagpipe news group
BPW - Reference section
The Captain's Corner - Ken Eller  
Care and Maintenance of the GHB Chanter reed - Ringo
Chanter Reed Modification - Andrew Lenz
Chris Eyre's Piping Pages
Drone Valve Identification - Andrew Lenz
FAQ About Wedding Pipers - Rodger Cotton
Frappr - Pipers and Drummers (list of, on world map)
How to buy - Ringo
Notes from Pipey's Corner - from Cuillinn Craft
A French Language site with diverse piping information. - Ronan Latry
Pipe Band Articles.com 
Pipers' Dictionary - Andrew Lenz
Reed Adjusting (applicable to piping too)
Royal Canadian Army Cadets Lesson Plans (PB drill, piping, drumming)
RSPBA Millenieum Review
Shepherd Drone Adjustment - Andrew Lenz
Stormpipes - many tips  from John Winter
Tuning Pin Hemping - Andrew Lenz
Tune Search by Difficulty   (Jim Harrington and Don Thompson)

Tying / Making Bagpipe Drone Cords - Andrew Lenz 

*Also check the Reference Section of the Directory

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Information - more than GHB:

Care and Maintenance of Bagpipes - smallpipes + (Hobgoblin Music)
Uilleann Pipes - FAQ 

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Teacher lists:

Bagpipe teachers list
Bagpipe Instructors - from Highland.net
B.C. Pipers' Association Teachers' Directory
The Lesson Hut - A list of Bagpipe Teachers - USA
Musicstaff.com - teachers search (BP listed, but..)
Music Teachers Lists (Not just BP)
SPBA Teachers List (Saskatchewan) 

* Also - check the personal pages section of the Directory

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Schools

North America - Canada
The College of Piping
Gaelic College of Celtic Arts & Crafts - Canada - NS
Halifax Citadel School of Piping & Drumming  NS
Kingston School of Scottish Music & - Ontario  (July)
Ontario School of Piping
Pacific Institute of Piping + ... - BC (July)
Piping Hot Summer Drummer - BC (July)
SPBA Summer Piping and Drumming School - Saskatchewan (July)
Stratford Sessions - Ontario 
USA:
The Balmoral School of Piping and Drumming
California Summer school
Coeur d'Alene Summer School - Idaho (Aug)
Highland Musical Arts Summer School - Washington  (July)
Invermark College of Piping (US East & Scotland)
Lyon College Summer School - Arkansas (July)
North Louisiana School of Piping & Drumming  (Feb)
Mastery of Scottish Arts - Washington (Feb)
Midwest Highland Arts Fund (Jan)
Milwaukee School o f Pipes and Drums (June)
Monmouth College - Illinois (scholarship)
National Piping Centre Summer School - Virginia (June)
North American Academy of Piping and Drumming - NC (July)
North Louisiana School of Piping and Drumming - LA
The Piper's DoJo - Bagpipe Lessons and Supplies NY
Scottish Heritage Program at Lyon College - Arkansas (scholarship)
United States School of Piping - Arizona (July)
Warpipes School of Piping - Oregon
Western Academy of Pipe Music - Washington - ( July)
Overseas:
BAG Summerschool - Germany
The College at Carbisdale -Scotland (Sutherland)
The College of Piping - Glasgow
Die Dudelsackschule - Germany
Eh um Bhrai - in German
Learn 2 Pipe - Edinburgh 
The Piping Centre
Scandinavian School of Piping and Drumming
Scottish Cultural Center of Paris   (not in English)

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Online Lessons

Learn 2 Pipe - Edinburgh

Online Bagpipe Lessons - USA

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Instructional Books:

Rhythmic Fingerwork - Jim McGillivray  
Bagpipe Solutions - John Cairns - Ontario
Care and maintenance of the GHB - Ron Bowen
Royal Canadian Army Cadets Lesson Plans (PB drill, piping, drumming)

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Reviews (of Schools, Competitions, Video +?)

Schools:
1998 (the first) Mastery of Scottish Arts School (bd)
Competitions:
1998 (the fifth) Queen Mary BP Competition (bd)
1998 (the 66th) BCPA Annual Gathering   (bd)
Looking Back - Maxville 1975 - Chris Hamilton
CD / Video (+):
Ann Gray - "A Twist In the Tale" - Chris Hamilton
Music of the Gael - Chris Hamilton)
SFU Live in America (Chicago) - Chris Hamilton
Top 10 pre-1985 Pipe Band Albums - Chris Hamilton
Books (+):
Philharmonic - Music for Bagpipes - Chris Hamilton

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