Iain and I spent a day at the 2014 World Piping Championships. We were very kindly given VIP tickets which meant we could watch under cover in a rather nice tent. We met and chatted with some pleasant folk all of whom have an input to the championships in one way or another.
Iain is admiring the craftsmanship of the makers of bag pipes, in this example, drone pipes.
This display of chanters has one new, unusual one: in the centre the chanter has been made such that it is not straight up and down, i.e. it is angled.... a new innovation, it would appear.
St Laurence O'Toole, Eire
Bagad Cap Caval Pipe Band, Pipe Major Hervé le Floc'h, France
Drum sticks for larger drums.
Roll out the barrel ....
Tuning up - lots of technological kit involved