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Andrew McLean
Dunedin, New Zealand
Bagpiper and music student at the University of Otago.
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Practice difficult for graduate piper | Otago Daily Times Online News : Otago, South Island, New Zealand & International News. Practice difficult for graduate piper Home » News » Dunedin By John Gibb on Wed, 12 Dec 2012 News: Dunedin 6 5 ShareThis Highland piper Andrew McLean (20) celebrates his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Andrew McLean
A very moving documentary, I thought, on the history of the Clan MacLean. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Andrew McLean
Here's my latest bagpiping thing: I have signed on as a bagpipe tutor at Blue Line Music Studio in Dunedin. Students will surely be mine! Please check out the site and contact us if you think you're maybe/definately interested. Everyone looks forward to hearing you practice! Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Andrew McLean
By Gerri Peev PUBLISHED: 13:22 EST, 13 April 2012 | UPDATED: 11:08 EST, 14 April 2012 Comments (310) Share via Hmm. A wise time to emigrate? Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 3, 2012 at Andrew McLean
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Posted Mar 13, 2012 at Andrew McLean
Thanks, Kelsie! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Just feeding the blog monster. Here's my new logo: Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Here's the first of the footage from last weekend's concert: More to follow. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Last weekend I was involved with a performance given by the combined City of Dunedin pipe bands. Because I am a new member of the band, and because not many supporters of the band know my face, I played a role in an opening sketch whereby I was disguised in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Tickets are on sale now! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Andrew McLean
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Posted May 14, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Isn't it interesting that there is very little copyright protection in the world of fashion design? Designers, as it turns out, rip each other off all the time. Consumers like you and me do not often need to look far for perfectly sufficient 'imitation' designs of much higher-priced shirts, shoes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Andrew McLean
I was rather upset when I composed my last post, for I had just encountered an angry and 'not-very-nice' neighbour. However, the world of piping has once again been balanced, this time with the assistance of OUSA and Otago's Clubs and Societies building. I approached the Otago University Students' Association... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Just now I have encountered the rudest person who has ever interrupted my bagpipe practice. She said her name was Queenie and that she was my neighbour. It seemed that she had nothing to say for a while, until she asked, "Can you play those things somewhere else?" I said... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Well, on Tuesday I attended a meeting of the City of Dunedin Pipe Band. Although it's their 'off season'(there are no upcoming pipe band competitions), they are happy to train me for a concert they are preparing for after Queen's Birthday weekend. On Wednesday I had my weekly leson with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Well I made it. It has been about eight months since I started applying for universities and after a somewhat laid-back holiday of working and learning to drive, today I was shoved back into action with a powerful force. After only one day of lectures, I believe I have a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Lectures at the University of Otago don't start until next week, so this week has been filled with student events on and off campus in what staff, students and other locals call "O'Week". I haven't been to any concerts or clubs during O'Week, except on Thursday this DJ set up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Andrew McLean
Feeling right at home this weekend, I enjoyed watching and listening to many of the South Island's highland bagpipe bands competing in the Octagon. From what I recall of the annual RNZPBA Summer Schools, South Island piping is 'interesting' and kind of 'weird', but yesterday and today I was quite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at Andrew McLean
I have been working on a little project over the summer, and I am happy to announce that it is finally ready for viewing! My homepage is I hope this site will help me promote myself as a piper and tutor in Dunedin. Some changes to appear in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2011 at Andrew McLean
This month, I appeared in my work's staff newsletter for playing my bagpipes around back last Thursday. I am really looking forward to university this year : ) Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Andrew McLean
This week the 28th hereditary Chief of the Clan MacLean visited New Zealand to meet members of the Clan MacLean Association of New Zealand. I dressed up in my highland regalia and greeted Sir Lachlan at the airport with a 6/8 march on the bagpipe called Redford Cottage. I then... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Andrew McLean
Goodbye Unitec. You have taught us many great things and you will surely be missed. Goodbye Music Lab. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Andrew McLean