Richard Paul Blandford Obituary

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Paul Blandford, who passed away on November 11, 2013. "Pops" as he was known to many of us was the father of Kevin Blandford from the Kevin R Blandford Memorial Pipe Band. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Additional information can be found at the link below.  If anyone is interested in playing massed band tunes at the end of the service please contact Martha Hall at

Ian Whitelaw Mini-camp


I hope this finds you well. I am sending you some information about my mini-camp that I am conducting January 16-19 2014 in South San Francisco. It is a perfect time of the year to put some work into the music in a great setting, wonderful people with talent and enthusiasm - and have some fun doing it. I cover all the aspects of piping - sound, reed manipulation, tuning, bagpipe set up, competition rehearsal techniques, musical philosophy and some very interesting tunes. Feel free to share this with the members of your band and please contact me with any questions.
Best regards,
Ian Whitelaw