112 – One Hundred Airs by Lieut. Gen. Dickson

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.




Vol 1: p [1], title; pp 2-57, tunes 1-150; p 58, index;


Vol 2: title; pp 1-57, tunes 1-50; p 58, index to Vol 2; pp [59-64], list of subscribers.

  • British Library, London.  The two volumes bound in one. 6.9 x 9.4″.
  • National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
  • Mitchell Library, Glasgow.  (Vol 2 only).
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle.

Askew writes, ‘These books were probably published between 1812 and 1816, and were usually bound up together.’ Humphries and Smith mention the book, as Kinloch’s only publication, c. 1815.

On p 1, vol 1 is a footnote, ‘N.B. Mr Kinloch thinks it necessary to state for the information of the Publishers of Music, that the Basses and arrangements of the airs in this Vol: for the pianoforte (with the exception of Nos. 2, 13, 14, 20, 21.) are entirely new, and done purposely for him by Mr. Thomson.-‘ and on p 1, vol 2, ‘The whole of the tunes in this Vol: are arranged by Mr. Thomson.’

A ticket for ‘Mr. Kinloch’s Ball’ engraved by Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) is reproduced in J. Boyd, Bewick Gleanings (Newcastle, 1886; reprinted 1973), Plate XXVI. The editor notes that Mr. Kinloch was a noted dancing master, from whom her aunts and uncles took lessons ‘in former days’. The ticket shows a group of dancers and a seated piper playing on the Northumbrian small pipes.


  • Rev 00. (16 October 2008).
  • Rev 01. (31 March 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com. The edition numbering changed from Roman to Arabic numerals.  Scanned images added.

© Geoff Hore 2015