The single best collection of bagpipe-related links that I have found is on Andrew Lenz’s Bagpipe Journey website. It seems almost pointless to try to improve on what he has compiled, but here are a few other sites that I have enjoyed that are not included in Andrew’s list:
- Concise History of the Bagpipe: This is a wonderful site full of excellent information not only about the bagpipes and its musics, but of the cultural contexts they emerged from and exist in. Not the least of my favorite things about this site is the tune that plays when you open this link, “Andrew MacNeill of Colonsay,” performed by the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band.
- ScottishHistory.com: An excellent starting place for learning more about the history of Scotland. This site has a massive amount of information and links to books, music, and current affairs of Scotland.
- Henderson’s Complete Pipe and Drum Supply: The best service and supply I’ve experienced from an on-line bagpipe equipment store, and where I get most of my bagpipe related items.
- Taisie Design: Celtic-inspired crafts and jewelry (okay, it’s my wife’s site, and I designed it, but it’s in the ballpark…)
- City of Trees Pipes and Drums: The Boise pipes and drums band in which I got my start.
- Treasure Valley Highland Games: information from the local Scottish American Society website about the major Highland Games in the Boise area.
- Important Celtic Instruments: The Bagpipe: a highly informative page on a website that sells Celtic wedding rings.
- Nine-year Plan for Bagpiping Profit: a blog post I wrote that explains the professional costs associated with being a performing bagpiper.
- Macrae Cup Amateur Piobaireachd Contest 2012: This event took place at the Coeur d’Alene Summer School of Piping and Drumming on August 3, 2012. The page includes links to all six competitors’ performances.