~ Universe of Bagpipes ~
Great Highland Bagpipe recordings
Once in a great while a bagpipe album appears that reminds us that it's a good thing that CDs don't wear out or we'd be needing to buy more than one copy. This fabulous collection consists of sixteen solo performances by seven of the very best Highland pipers - all of them teachers at the Ontario School of Piping and Drumming at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario, Canada.|
The recitals were recorded in a relaxed atmosphere, with an audience of fellow faculty and students, allowing these brilliant pipers to be as creative as they liked without concern for the formal demands of competition piping. Additionally, the acoustics of the hall and the engineering are superb. The music itself is lively and wonderful. The piping fairly crackles with electricity, but the clarity of the recordings and the precision of the playing allows one to hear the subtleties and nuances of the music with ease.
We're not generally in the business of selling CDs, except of course our own Bagpipes of the World production, but this album is so exceptional that we've decided to offer it to our customers. We feel that every aspiring piper should own at least one album of fine solo piping with a variety of music and styles, both to provide inspiration and to help train the ear. It's also nice to have something top-notch to play for friends and/or family members who have perhaps never heard what the Great Highland Bagpipe is really all about.
While this album is not inexpensive - high quality specialized CDs are inherently more costly than mass-produced schlock - we are certain that you'll agree it's worth every nickel. If not, we will cheerfully refund your money, including postage in both directions!
US $20.00 plus $3.00 S&H
(First Class Mail - domestic U.S. & Canada)
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We can offer modest discounts on quantity purchases of some items - feel free to inquire.
We stock what we sell. Occasionally there are unpredictable runs on items, and/or short re-supply delays. If an item is going to be out of stock for more than a few days you will find a notice to that effect at the top of this box. Fine bagpipes and bagpipe accessories are made in small lots by meticulous craftspeople, not mass-produced & warehoused, and buying them should not be viewed like zipping down to the 7-Eleven for a six-pack. Feel free to ask us to reserve items for you, even if you're not quite ready to order - it will help us, and avoid a possible delay for you.
Domestic (US) Shipping: We usually ship the next business day after an order is received. We normally ship by U.S. Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, except for small items such as reeds and CDs which are normally shipped First Class. Standard shipping costs are listed with each item's price. We do not attempt to profit on shipping and charge no "handling" fees or such. Our packages are insured by a private company (DSI Insurance) so no signature is required on delivery of most packages. (This also means packages can be left if no one is home - a good thing for most people, but if that might be a problem please let us know.) Priority Mail has been very reliable and fast, taking three days or less to cross the country. If faster shipping is required we can provide Express Mail (two days from here to most US locations) or Federal Express - but be aware that these services are pricey. If you are ordering more than one item, please contact us for shipping costs, which will be less than the total of the respective amounts. We guarantee delivery and in the very rare event of a lost or damaged shipment, we send a replacement first and worry about the insurance etc. later. We ship to APO and other military addresses at no extra charge.
International Shipping: If you're not in the US or at a US military address, please email us for shipping options and costs. We ship something overseas just about every day, so we can offer advice based on experience. We send most medium-size packages (practice chanter outfits, electronic pipes, Kitchen Pipes, etc.) by postal Global Priority Mail, which costs only very slightly more than ordinary airmail and is safe and fast.
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Universe of Bagpipes
P.O. Box 447
Albion, California 95410
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