Hughes, Tom

Bagpipers in a young woman's diary Sep 2015 in Chanter 2015 Autumn

I recently started working at Norton Priory, a historic site in Runcorn, Cheshire, which is Europe’s most excavated monastery. One of the first things I did was to investigate if there was any bagpipe connection with the place. At first I thought I would be disappointed, no carvings of bagpipers in the monastic ruins, or documents of pipers visiting the site. But then I came across the diary of Mary Brooke…

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Gwawr by Estron review Sep 2015 in Chanter 2015 Autumn

For many years one of my favourite bagpipe albums has been John Tose’s ‘Cerrig Dymuniad’ and it was with great excitement that I awaited the album from the band Estron, which features John’s piping and a similar approach to traditional Welsh tunes. Estron comprises John Tose - pibau cyrn, Danny Tose - also pibau cyrn, Micky Tose - ukulele and clarinet, Holly Robinson - fiddle, and Jess Ward - harp, it’s a great combination which suits the repertoire perfectly and gives the impression of a lively gathering of musicians, sharing tunes and enjoying the tradition.

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The Survey The Results Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

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Gracenotes - A Miscellany Jun 2014 in Chanter 2014 Summer

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The Mystery of the Wandering Piper Jun 2014 in Chanter 2014 Summer

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Bagpipe References in the work of Mary Webb Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Review Merrie Melange by Merrie Din Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Story - The Wedding Dance Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

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Of Pipers and Whores Dec 2013 in Chanter 2013 Winter

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The Mermaid's Gift – a tale retold Dec 2013 in Chanter 2013 Winter

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Learning about Bagpipes Sep 2013 in Chanter 2013 Autumn

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The Bagpipe by Fritz Schneider Sep 2013 in Chanter 2013 Autumn

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The Russet Dog – a tale retold Sep 2013 in Chanter 2013 Autumn

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bagpipe carving Christchurch, Dorset Sep 2013 in Chanter 2013 Autumn

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Bagpipe iconography Jun 2013 in Chanter 2013 Summer

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Letters Jun 2013 in Chanter 2013 Summer

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The Cow that Ate the Piper – a tale retold Jun 2013 in Chanter 2013 Summer

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Bagpipe iconography Mar 2013 in Chanter 2013 Spring

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The Piper in the Mill – a tale retold Mar 2013 in Chanter 2013 Spring

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Bagpipe iconography from North West Wales Dec 2012 in Chanter 2012 Winter

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Bagpipes in the Regions Dec 2012 in Chanter 2012 Winter

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Stained glass window 1935 Dec 2012 in Chanter 2012 Winter

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The King's Secret – a tale retold Dec 2012 in Chanter 2012 Winter

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