This book is the second from Kyle’s popular “Tunes from the…” series (the first being, “Tunes from the Flight Deck”). Its musical inspiration comes from Kyle’s experience playing jazz, classical, and celtic styles to produce modern twist on traditional bagpipe music that hopefully can appeal to a broad audience from both in- and outside the piping community. Additionally, the book also contains contributions from a number of young composers from around the globe that share the same drive and musicality that Kyle uses.
Kyle Rothschild-Mancinelli is a piper from the San Francisco Bay Area. He was originally taught by Bill Merriman, then took lessons from Ken Sutherland, and now Callum Beaumont. He grew up in the Prince Charles Pipe Band playing with them from 2002 to 2010, after which he played with the Vale of Atholl for three years, and then Cullybackey for two years. He is currently in his fourth season with the St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, which he joined while studying in Belfast. His musical inspirations are diverse and you can find him listening to all genres of music, but his biggest influencers are his parents who both introduced him and taught him how to play music from a young age. Outside of piping, Kyle played jazz and classical saxophone for years, and has dabbled in piano and the tin whistle. Professionally, Kyle has a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh, a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Queen’s University Belfast, and is currently studying for a PhD in Fungal Genomics and Synthetic Biology from the Technical University of Denmark.
Date & Time: Thursday 15th August 2019 at 16:00
Venue: The National Piping Centre