116 – Leo Rowsome’s Tutor for the Uileann Pipes

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      1936

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p [1], title; p [2], dedication; p [3], preface; pp [4], 5, introduction; pp 6-10, ‘Elements of Music’, including bagpipe grace-notes; pp 11-19, ‘General Directions for Playing the Uileann Pipes’; p 20, further hints; pp [21], 22-28, tunes with regulator accompaniment (11); pp 29-32, Tables 1-4, finger charts; p 33, ‘Table No. 6’, diagram of drones and regulators, showing the notes of each; pp 34-35, finger chart for chromatic scale (Table 5), and diagrams of regulator chords and chanter notes; p [36] blank.

  • Paper covers. 11.0 x 8.7″. Still available (1968). The printed price 3s 6d is now cancelled by means of a label.
  • Geoff Hore’s Collection.

The dedication is dated October 1st 1936 and the book came on sale very soon after. Mr. S. O Casaide bought a copy on 29 November 1936. (Letter to G. H. Askew, 1 April 1937).

The scanned image of the title-page above does not have the comments ‘Dublin College of Music Publications’ above the title but does have it on the front cover.

2     Date not known 

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p [1], title; p [2], dedication; p [3], preface; pp [4], 5, introduction; pp 6-10, ‘Elements of Music’, including bagpipe grace-notes; pp 11-19, ‘General Directions for Playing the Uileann Pipes’; p 20, further hints; pp [21], 22-28, tunes with regulator accompaniment (11); pp 29-32, Tables 1-4, finger charts; p 33, ‘Table No. 6’, diagram of drones and regulators, showing the notes of each; pp 34-35, finger chart for chromatic scale (Table 5), and diagrams of regulator chords and chanter notes; p [36] blank.

  • Geoff Hore’s Collection.

Although this book has the copyright date, 1936, on the front cover and title-page, there are advertisements on the rear cover that dates it to the 1960s or later.

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  • Rev 00. (12 December 2008).
  • Rev 01. (5 April 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com. The edition numbering changed from Roman to Arabic numerals. Scanned image of edition 1 and a later edition added.

© Geoff Hore 2015