So here's what's happening with me and my students. What a remarkable and blessed time I am having teaching and playing the pipes! Thanks to God for so many wonderful experiences! If anyone has any pictures or news for this page, let me know. This is just a place for fun, brief reports and information.

Feature on Mike Roberts and Mansfield Fire P&D - September 10, 2011

Mike Roberts of the Mansfield Fire Dept. Pipes and Drums was featured in a local news broadcast in a feature about how the bagpipes are used to commemorate 9-11 in our area. Mike did a nice job demonstrating the pipes and the story is very nicely done! Here's the video:,0,6274114.story

Ballet Frontier of Texas - April 30, 2011

Caleb Carpenter and I had a nice experience playing a short pre-show set at Ballet Frontier Texas performance of "La Sylphide" - a ballet with a Socttish theme. The ballet folks were very kind and wonderful to work with. We appreciated the opportunity.

Find out more: Ballet Frontier of Texas

Scarborough Rennaisance Festival - April 23, 2011

I had the unique pleaseure of playing with Sloan Wolfe in a couple of shows. They're a great bunch who love the pipes and love to have fun!

We were blessed with freakishly good tuning that day. my chanter needed only 1.5 pieces of tape! Video by Charles Snider and his Android phone.

Tartan Day Gallery Show - April 9, 2011

Carola Locke, artist mom of student Aaron, painted an amazing portrait using me and my pipes as models. The portrait was done just in time for a tartan themed gallery showing at the Fire House Gallery here in Fort Worth! So I asked if I might pipe at the opening night. Gallery owner, Keith Thomson, a Scot, thought it was a good idea. I had a lot of fun adding to the Scottishness of the evening, and it was a trip to see a nearly life-sized picture of myself on display. Carola is a gifted painter. See more of her work here

Salado Highland Games - November 2010

John Taber and his wife Valerie traveled down to Salado, Texas for the annual Highland games. Valerie was an able steward while John competed well, taking a 2nd in 2/4 march and a 1st in full-tune piobaireachd! John was Piper of the Day!

Fall Ceilidh - October 30, 2010

John and Valerie Taber hosted the second annual Fall Ceilidh out at their place in Godly. An inspiring time for all!

Cowtown Celtic Festival - Oct 2 and 3 2010

I had a blast playing at the new Cowtown Celitc Festival with the Fort Worth Scottish Pipes and Drums. Caleb and his family showed up to lend their support.

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