Interview

In the Bag - Yannis Pantazis Dec 2015 in Chanter 2015 Winter

Yannis Pantazis lives on the island of Santorini where he founded a Greek bagpipe workshop and exhibition at La Ponta. As well as making tsabouna, he plays and teaches the instrument and has given workshops, lectures and concerts in many countries such as Italy, Norway, Estonia, France, Great Britain, USA. Alongside the bagpipes, Yannis plays saxophone, blues harp and flutes. He was influenced at very young age by the music of his region (Grevena, Greece) and was brought up in in a musical environment as his father was a percussionist.

Read more »

In the Bag - Jon Swayne Sep 2015 in Chanter 2015 Autumn

Jon originally trained as a lawyer and worked as such for twelve years before seeing the light, and turning to his first love, music. Studied Early Woodwind Technology 1977-80, subsequently setting up his workshop in Somerset specialising in bagpipes, whistles and flutes. Founder member of Blowzabella in 1978. Introduced his English Border Pipe which forms the foundation of his work in 1986, and in the same year was elected Honorary President of the Bagpipe Society.

Read more »

In the Bag - Catlin Magi Jun 2015 in Chanter 2015 Summer

Cätlin Mägi is a leading figure in Estonian piping. A champion of the torupil, the Estonian bagpipe, she is a charismatic teacher, performer and recording artist, most recently releasing an album with the Torupilli Jussi Trio. What bagpipes do you play? As I am an Estonian I only play Estonian bagpipes. I have thought of getting myself bagpipes from other countries as well, and being young it seems I still have time …

Read more »

In the bag - interviews Rod Cannon Sep 2014 in Chanter 2014 Autumn

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

In the Bag: Rohan Kriwakzec Jun 2014 in Chanter 2014 Summer

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

Interview - Jane Moulder Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

Interview - John Tose Mar 2014 in Chanter 2014 Spring

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

interview with Andrea Hotzco Dec 2013 in Chanter 2013 Winter

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

interview with Paul James Sep 2013 in Chanter 2013 Autumn

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

In the Bag: Interview with Julien Cartonnet Jun 2013 in Chanter 2013 Summer

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text.

Read more »

Eric Montbel Interview Sep 2000 in Chanter 2000 Autumn

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

Interview: Dick Hensold Dec 1993 in Chanter 1993 Winter

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

Interview: Jean Blanchard Jun 1989 in Chanter 1989 Summer

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text. You may need to scroll to find the article you’re looking for.

Read more »

Kathryn Tickell Interview Mar 1987 in Chanter 1987 Spring

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text.

Read more »

Jean Pierre Rasle Interviewed Sep 1986 in Chanter 1986 Autumn

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text.

Read more »

This edition is from our archives, so it is presented as scanned pages rather than text.

Read more »

In the Bag Jul 2016 in Chanter 2016 Summer

Cvetelin Andreev has been playing the Rhodopean Kaba Gaida since 2005. Since then the gaida is always in his hands, mind and heart. He now performs at concerts, festivals, weddings and events and has playing with world-famous musicians such as Carlos Nunes and Theodosii Spassov. He began teaching the kaba gaida in 2010 to bothadults and kids. He founded http://www.kabagaida.com - a platform for kaba gaida online. Besides music, Cvetelin has been involved in technology startups since 2003 year acting as founder, partner and occasionally Java Full Stack software developer.

Read more »

In the Bag: Callum Armstrong Mar 2016 in Chanter 2016 Spring

Callum Armstrong is an experimental piper who enjoys exploring the possibilities of the pipes. He won the solo prize in 2014 and the ‘Petite Formation’ Prize in 2015 with Cellist George Pasca at the ‘Son Continu’ Festival in France. Callum has recently collaborated with Julian Goodacre to develop a smallpipe chanter with almost 3 octaves, and is currently working developing a technique for the ‘double Scottish smallpipe chanter. Amongst Callum’s current projects are learning and developing reeds for ancient auloi and learning the Musette de cour.

Read more »

In the bag - Anders Norudde Mar 2015 in Chanter 2015 Spring

Anders Norudde is a multi-instrumentalist and violin maker, most famous for playing in Swedish/Finnish band Hedningarna (‘the Heathens”). As well as violin, moraharpa, bowed harp, willowflutes and whistles, he plays Swedish bagpipes, which he took up in 1981. The most recent Hedningarna album, &, was released in 2012. What bagpipes do you play. I play the Swedish bagpipes. Until six months ago I just had my old set from the 80s made by Leif Eriksson, though modified by me with a new bag.

Read more »

We are settling into our new website, including making available articles from our thirty year history. If you spot something inaccurate, garbled or missing, or if you want to volunteer to help us improve our site, please mail info@bagpipesociety.

Website by Joe Wass, managed by Ian Clabburn.

Website content by Andy Letcher.

All articles copyright their respective authors.

Enquiries to info@bagpipesociety.org.uk

Membership enquiries to membership@bagpipesociety.org.uk