My class at the United States School of Piping, Flagstaff, Arizona. The instructor, Aaron Shaw, is the only non-Scot instructor, is an extraordinary piper and teacher, and is the bagpiper for the Celtic band, "The Wicked Tinkers"
Along with Monte Mohr (also a Durango piper), we cooked our veggie-burgers along with the other burgers for the school cook-out.
At the cook-out, our 5 instructors took turns playing for us- this one is Aaron, my class instructor. To the far left is Robert Watt, yet another world-class piper, who also plays all manner of other instruments, including small pipes of various types and tin whistle.
The ladies of the Westwind Pipe Band playing at Pub Night, a sort of free-for-all for any of the student pipers to perform at a local Flagstaff pub. Our tradition is the Westwind ball caps and shades- we think we're cool.
During Pub Night, after all the students had played, two of the hot-shot instructors showed off with a two-handed tune, which was really, really difficult and fast. But as you see, they are having fun. I was amazed.