504 – Hawke & Son’ Simplicity Instruction Books

An update by Geoff Hore 2008-2015.  The writing in black font is from A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music. The update comments are in blue font.


1      1922


pp 1-12, instructions, scales, etc; pp 13-26, exercises 1-63; pp 27-39, ’36 melodies for the Brian Boru chanter’; p [40], advertisement.

  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow.  Paper covers. 11.7 x 9.2”. In this copy, the front cover has been torn and part of the imprint lost.

On page [40], and the inside and outside back covers are, respectively, photographs of the Irish (2-drone), Scottish (3-drone), and Brien Boru pipes. There is no title-page; title and imprint are printed on the front cover.


  • Rev 00 (19 October 2008).
  • Rev 01 (21 February 2011).  Scanned image of front cover added.
  • Rev 01. (8 April 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com. The edition numbering changed from Roman to Arabic numerals.

© Geoff Hore 2015