Skye Boat Song

While it's uncertain who originally wrote the melody for "Skye Boat Song" the earliest published lyrics were written by Sir Harold Boulton in the…

Battle of the Somme

This popular bagpipe tune was composed in 1916 by William Lawrie and was inspired by his experience fighting in the Battle of the Somme, which was

For Ireland I’ll Not Tell Her Name

This is an old Irish love song that was originally written in Gaelic. I personally don't read or understand Gaelic but after reading the English…

Banjo Breakdown

The Banjo Breakdown

I have no idea what a Banjo has to do with bagpipes or the history of this tune, I tried doing some research but didn't have much success. If anyone…

The Bluebells of Scotland

I've heard that one of the most beautiful sights in Scotland are the woods carpeted with bluebells in the Spring. The Scottish breed of bluebells,…

The Parting Glass

"The Parting Glass" is a popular Scottish traditional folk song that captures the feeling of Shakespeare's quote "Parting is such sweet sorrow."…

Loch Duich

Today's tune is a hauntingly beautiful, melancholy slow air called "Loch Duich." Loch Duich is a sea inlet on the western coast of Scotland, with…

The Mill

Here's a nice 4/4 march called "The Mill." This is a reasonably easy tune to learn and would be an excellent addition to any parade set.

Danny Boy

I'm so excited that today we're learning Danny Boy. This is a very popular tune that people like Jonny Cash, Andy Williams, The Irish Tenors, Judy…

The Kesh Jig

In honor of St. Patrick's Day this week we are learning a traditional Irish folk tune called "The Kesh Jig." (Also known as The Castle, Kerrigan’s,…

Amazing Grace

Even though I already did a tutorial on how to play the melody for Amazing Grace a few years ago, I've received a lot of requests to do a tutorial on…

Summertime

This Tuesday we are learning a beautiful Slow Air called "Summertime." I'll admit that you guys really have me on my toes with some of your more…

Road to Lisdoonvarna

Today we are learning a 4/4 reel called "Road to Lisdoonvarna". As far as history goes I know there is a little town in Ireland called Lisdoonvarna I…

The Dark Island

Today we are learning a tune written by an accordionist named Iain MacLachlan called "The Dark Island." Bagpipes at the Great Salt Lake For this…

Wings

Today we're learning a tune called "Wings". This tune was originally used as an old regimental march by the brass band for the Royal Engineers of the…

Going Home

Today we're learning a tune that I'd actually never heard of that is extremely popular. I kept getting requests for it and when I finally decided to…

Rowan Tree

Rowan Tree

Well it's already Tuesday again which means it's time to learn another bagpipe tune, so today we are learning "Rowan Tree." This tune is a very…

MacArthur Road

Welcome to the first "Tune Request Tuesday". It's my goal to share a complete step-by-step video tutorial and the sheet music for a tune every…

Fight the Night

Fight the Night

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and is ready for 2016. I always enjoy the New Year and the feeling of a fresh start. For me, it's a time to…

Bagpipe Christmas Tunes

Bagpipe Christmas Music

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Bagpipe Christmas Sheet Music

Star Wars Bagpipes

Okay, so I'm a bit of a Star Wars nerd and thought it would be fun to make a tutorial on how to play the Star Wars theme on the bagpipes. Star Goats…

Hector the Hero

As another 9/11 has come and gone I couldn't help but remember those who have fought and died to preserve freedom. Even though I didn't know anyone…

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“Take Flight” Lindsey Stirling Bagpipe Cover

It's no secret that I totally love bagpipe music! However, I sometimes wish there was a little more modern bagpipe music available. I can only think…

Tips for Helping Kids Learn the Bagpipes

The first time I heard the bagpipes was at our local Fourth of July parade. I was 9 years old, and as the pipers marched past I was hooked. I begged…

Flower of Scotland

Currently Scotland doesn't have an official national anthem. But if one day it decided to have one "Flower of Scotland" would be an excellent choice.…

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Online Bagpipe Lessons

I am excited to announce that now over 100 video lessons are available online. These lessons were carefully recorded and created specifically to help…

The Gael

“The Gael” from The Last of the Mohicans

Learn "The Gael" on the Bagpipes I’m excited, today we are going to learn to play “The Gael” which is a tune from the movie “The Last of the…

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Choosing the Best Practice Chanter

Learning the bagpipes is difficult enough, so do yourself a favor and start out right with a quality practice chanter. I wish my Mom would have read…

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Top 10 Best Bagpipe CDs

If you want to be a great bagpiper, you must listen to great bagpipe music. So even though this list is constantly changing, here is my current list…

Flowers of the Forest

Flowers of the Forest

As requested, here is the free sheet music and a tutorial on how to play Flowers of the Forest. This old Scottish melody always causes me to…

The Green Hills of Tyrol

Learn to Play The Green Hills of Tyrol

Recently I've had a lot of people request a tutorial on how to play The Green Hills of Tyrol. It makes sense that people want to learn this tune…

Highland Cathedral

Learn to Play The Highland Cathedral

There is a tradition held by many presbyterian churches, that once a year the different clans gather together and have their local minister bless…

Free Sheet Music

My Newsletter and FREE Sheet Music I’d like to kindly invite you to subscribe to my newsletter, which is full of awesome content to help you learn to…