I was just re-reading your June 2010 editorial in Common Stock and noted that you made mention of our effort to restart a version of the NAALBP. As you may have noted in some recent posts to the Dunsire Forum, we’ve launched a website which we eventually decided to call Alternative Pipers of North America.  After a few months of e-mail discussions between Nate Banton (New York and Connecticut), Barry Shears (Nova Scotia), John Dally (Washington) and myself (Connecticut) we decided to cast a wide net. While we four are mainly involved with the piping traditions of the British Isles, there are pockets of other traditions in our vast continent that we hope will also contribute to the discussion.  The effort is something of a continuation of Brian McCandless and friends work with the NAALBP journal in the early 1990s, but with an even broader scope. Nate Banton has done a great job of setting up the website (in a blog format for now), and I’ve done what I can as an editor. Only time will tell if there will be enough contributions from interested pipers to keep the site going, but I think it is off to a good start.
On another topic, your first issue of Common Stock is really fantastic, chock full of much food for thought and music making. Keep up the good work.
Best wishes,
Glenn Dreyer