366 – 120 Bagpipe Tunes, Gleanings & Styles by Malcolm MacInness MA LLB

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.

I      1940

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title; preface; p [1], index; pp 2-89, tunes, pibrochs and preludes; advertisement.

  • Roderick Cannon’s Collection.* 6.7x 10.2′.
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.* Received 9 August 1940.
  • Public Library, New York.* 6.6 x 10.2″.
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.* Paper covers. Received 31 July 1940, but dated 1939 in the MS catalogue.
  • City Library, Dundee.
  • Central Public Library, Edinburgh.
  • British Library, London.
  • The Author’s Collection.

In one of his later books, MacInnes made a comment which may also relate to this one: ‘The styles published here as well as those in my other books are those sung by elder relations in

Drumfearn, in the Isle of Skye, during the period from 120 to 60 years ago.’ (Traditional Airs of Skye and the West, Bayley and Ferguson, London. Preface dated 18 February 1942). Recently, Captain D. R. MacLennan has told me that he undertook the final preparation of the MS for the press, and he recalls that in some places Maclnnes insisted on his own particular renderings, even though these appeared unorthodox.

The late Mr. J. E. Scott, Inverness, who knew Maclnnes, remembered him as ‘a thrawn man’, very firm in his opinions.

Maclnnes died in 1951. An obituary appeared in the Oban Times in August of that year.

No later editions are known.

Unicorn Limited Inc in USA offers a reproduction on CD. See www.scotpress.com.


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