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...

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...

The first post in our composition series. Providing expert advice to budding composers in the Pipe Band and wider musical communities.

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...

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...

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...

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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...

September 26, 2015

Brisbane Bagpiper - Nick Tomkins - is Pipe Sergeant of St Andrew's Pipe Band, Brisbane. In August 2015 the band travelled to Scotland to compete in the World Pipe B...

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