LINKS

Here's a few of my favourite piping (& other) links.


Celtic Piping Club - Australia's hub of Celtic piping activities


Online bagpipe media, forums & news

Australian Pipe Bands Community Website - forums, etc.
Bagpipe News - from Bagpiper.com (irregular updates)
Bob Dunsire Piping Forums - one of, if not the, largest on-line piping forums
CoP Radio - from the College of Piping (new shows every month)
The Pipe Band Forum
Pipeline - BBC Radio Scotland piping programme (new shows every Saturday)
Pipes|Drums - the world's only independent publication for pipes and drummers
Piping World - piping ezine from Duntroon Publishing
PlanetPipe (new shows biweekly)
Uillean Pipe Forum

Wedding Links

Deb Stallard - Geelong-based celebrant "LIFE is a Celebration"
Stephen Hishon - celebrant serving Lorne, Surf Coast, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Western Victoria and beyond

General

Andrew Lenz's Bagpipe Journey - Bagpiping tips, advice, help and reference
Bagpiper.com - Worldwide directory of professional bagpipe players
Bagpiper.net - Find a bagpiper near you
The Bagpipe Society (UK)
Bagpipe Web Directory - Your guide to bagpiping on the web by the late Bob Dunsire
The Boite - World Music Cafe, Collingwood
Folk Alliance Australia
Foot Stompin' Celtic Music - your one stop shop for everything Scottish
Geelong Arts Directory - find me here!
The Pipers' Gathering - North America's most comprehensive alternative bagpipe event
Universe of Bagpipes - by Oliver Seeler

Music

An Encyclopaedia of Tunes for the Great Highland Bagpipe - by Bob Pekaar
Blank Sheet Music - print customised blank manuscript paper (free)
McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session at Clifton Hill Hotel, Melbourne
Ross's Music Page - HEAPS of great old pipe (& other) music books and recordings compiled by Ross Anderson & Roderick Cannon
Virtual Session - BBC Radio 2

Highland & Bagpipe Suppliers

All Things Tartan/St.Kilda Retail (Australia) - A great supplier of Highlandwear & piping supplies
Cowal Bagpipes - pipe maker & supplier
Lyons Highland Supplies - bagpipe & highland suppliers

Great Highland Bagpipe (GHB) & Pipe Bands

College of Piping (Glasgow)
McLaren Synthetic Reeds
National Piping Centre (Glasgow)
Pipe Bands Australia
Pipe Bands Victoria - formerly Victorian Highland Pipe Bands Association
Pipe Music from Canada's East Coast (Cape Breton) - by Barry shears
Scottish Piping Society of London
The Piobaireachd Society (UK)
Victorian Pipers Association
Victorian Youth Pipes & Drums
Warrnambool & District Pipes & Drums - they hold great piping & drumming workshops

Northumbrian small pipe (NSP)

Colin Ross - NSP & SSP maker and legend
David Burleigh - world-renown NSP maker (UK)
Northumbrian Piper's Society (UK)
Northumbrian Smallpipes Book & Services - by John Leistman
Northumbrian Smallpipes Encyclopedia
Northumbrian Smallpipes Simulator
Richard Butler - Northumbrian Small pipes (UK)

Scottish small pipes (SSP) & Border pipes (BP)

Beckpipes - hi-tech aluminium SSP made by Robin Beck (Dunoon, Scotland)
Dragonfly Music - great SSP & BP books, CD, etc. by Matt Seattle (UK)
Fred Morrison - reel pipes & small pipes
Garvie Bagpipes - made by Nigel Richard (UK)
Hopepipes - SSP made by Simon Hope
Iona Bagpipes - SSP made by Bill Hart
Lowland & Border Pipers' Society (UK) - a great group of piping enthusiasts
McLaren Synthetic Reeds (Aust) - also makes fine SSP & BP
Nate Banton - maker of SSP & BP
Ray Sloan - maker of SSP & UP
Smallpiper - the blogspot of Vicki Swan where you can find tunes, tips, etc. (UK)
Tutor for Scottish Smallpipes - by Vicki Swan (UK)

Uilleann (& other Irish) pipes (UP)

Bill Haneman - maker of Uillean & Union Pipes (Ire.)
Internet Archive - old recordings of famous UPers
Irish Warpipe - a website devoted to the two-drone Irish Warpipe
Irish Warpipes - information and events
Na Piobairi Uilleann - The Irish Pipers' Society (Ire.)
Reed Making Links
Uilleann Pipe Reedmaking Guide
Uilleann Pipe Reedmaking Links

OTHER PIPES

The Complete Guide to MIDI Bagpipes
Cornemuse Jolipipe - maker of various European pipes (De.)
Dale Bagpipes - maker of Bulgarian & Macedonia gaidas and other pipes (Aust)
History of the Zampogna (It.)
PipeShow - dedicated to the manufacture & practice of bagpipes
Swedish Bagpipes
Welsh Bagpipes and the Welsh Pibgorn