202 – Tunes for the Northumbrian Small Pipes by Joseph Crawhall

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      1877


p [1], title; p 3, prefatory note; p 5, scale diagram for seven-keyed chanter; pp 6-7, index; pp 8-30, tunes 1-43; pp [31-2] blank.

  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.  Paper covers, now almost completely removed. Bound up with several other books. 4.5 x 7.0”.
  • Black Gate Museum, Newcastle.  (two copies, one of them bound up with the original MS, a proof copy and a batch of related correspondence).
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford.

The prefatory note, which has no heading, reads, ‘The prospect of a Pipe competition, and the difficulty in obtaining tunes adapted to the compass of the Northumbrian small Pipes, have induced me to compile this small collection which I trust will meet the requirements of intending competitors. J.C. September 1st. 1877.’


  • Rev 00 (17 October 2008)
  • Rev 01 (21 February 2011).  Adds scanned image of title-page.
  • Rev 02. (9 April 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com. The edition numbering changed from Roman to Arabic numerals.

© Geoff Hore 2015