November 5, 2017
It's been a huge weekend of bagpiping and I'm almost out of hot air.
At the inaugural Ipswich Piping and Drumming Solo Championships, following a mountain of running...
February 1, 2017
Dean J Hall (DrummingMad.com)
The next contributor for our composition goes a little bit out of our comfort zone - talking to a drummer! But, considering the dynamic a good drum score can add to...
December 24, 2016
Brisbane Bagpiper - Nick Tomkins
The first post in our composition series. Providing expert advice to budding composers in the Pipe Band and wider musical communities.
October 16, 2016
Nick Tomkins - Brisbane Bagpiper
Over the last few months I have been considering getting a new bagpipe case, with my 8-year-old case looking a little worse for wear. So, I spent some time looking...
March 28, 2016
Brisbane Bagpipe - Nick Tomkins
Here at Brisbane Bagpiper, we believe in doing whatever we can to promote musical development. As part of this, we will be releasing a number of free original tunes...
February 27, 2016
It’s probably easiest to start this one with a disclaimer – both sheepskin and synthetic bags have their strengths and weaknesses. I play both a sheepskin with Mana...
December 21, 2015
Brisbane Bagpiper - Nick Tomkins - recently travelled to the land of the long white cloud, to Wellington and Palmerston North NZ to compete with the Grade 1 Manawa...