Here are a few piping Resources that may be useful to you:
A great place to discuss all things piping/drumming related. If you're looking for a piper for an event, wondering what tunes people are playing, or trying to sell your pipes, these forums are great places to start! We recommend the Bob Dunsire Forums
If you are looking for specific sheet music to download, check out
This site from Jim MacGillivray is a great resource for pipe tunes.Articles:
For a great list of reference articles related to piping and drumming, check out Andrew Lenz's Bagpipe Journey
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a piping instructor in their area. Luckily, there are some great online instruction resources available:Bruce Gandy
Ken Eller, The Captain's Corner
Jori Chisholm, BagpipeLessons.com
James MacHattie, Summerside College of PipingNational Piping Centre
in the UK
Jock had been a religious man all his life. When rushed into hospital, his family called a preacher to stand with them. As the preacher stood next to the bed, Jock's condition appeared to worsen and he motioned frantically for something to write on. He was handed a pen and paper and Jock used his last gasp of energy to scribble a note which he handed to the preacher and then he died.
The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at the time and placed it in his jacket pocket.
At the funeral, as he was finishing his eulogy he realized that he was wearing the same jacket as he had at the hospital.
He said "You know, Jock handed me a wee note just before he died. I haven't read it yet, but knowing Jock I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there for us all"
He opened the note and read out loud "Hi minister. Yer staundin oan ma oxygen"