Music Book for Beginners by Bagpipes of Caledonia

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.

 

This is a small booklet that has been through at least 6 reprints. In 1994 Bagpipes of Caledonia published a more elaborate tutor called The Caledonia Bagpipe Manual and it is obviously inspired by this book. The Caledonia Bagpipe Manual will be treated as a separate book.

1       1985

Nothing is known of this edition at this time.

2       1988

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Front Cover

p [1], finger positions; p [2], contents; pp 3-14, tunes (12); p 15-16, practice chanter maintenance.

The Author’s Collection.
149mm x 206mm.

This book is identical to the one below except for one small point. On the rear cover the publisher’s address is given as Poplar Lane, Edinburgh EH6 7HD. The address on the next book is Links Garden Lane, Edinburgh EH6 7JQ. This latter address is the current address and this proves the Poplar Lane address must have been earlier.

The last tune in the book is called We’re No Awa’ to Bide Awa’, but the melody does not fit that title. In the 1997 edition below this has been corrected and the title has changed to Will Ye No Come Back Again.

There is no ISBN.

3      1990

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Front Cover

p [1], finger positions; p [2], contents; pp 3-14, tunes (12); p 15-16, practice chanter maintenance.

The Author’s Collection.
153mm x 207mm.

Refer to the comments above. There is no ISBN.

4       1992

The rear of the 1997 edition lists all the reprint dates but nothing more is known at this time.

5       1995

The rear of the 1997 edition lists all the reprint dates but nothing more is known at this time.

6       1996

The rear of the 1997 edition lists all the reprint dates but nothing more is known at this time.

7       1997

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Front Cover

p [1], finger positions; p [2], contents; pp 3-14, tunes (12); p 15-16, practice chanter maintenance; .

  • The Author’s Collection. 147mm x 210mm.

This book is part of a boxed set of a practice chanter, book, finger chart and audio cassette. The book is in English as well as German and Japanese. The ISBN is 0 9513230 4 0.

 

  • Rev 00 (7 November 2011)

© Geoff Hore 2011