Over the last week or so, we have been in correspondence with a few of you regarding Finlay’s Lament. One of the most interesting conversations has been taking place musically (as it should). Patrick Molard has been kind enough to share his interpretation of Finlay’s Lament (PS 24). This first is his rendering of the PSC Book […]
As you know, I have been working through the Urlars, posting the results on our YouTube Channel. After making it up to PS 175, I decided to turn back around to the beginning a pick up the songs* I skipped over in Campbell due to the lack of staff notation for these pieces. The result […]
We return now from summer competitions and vacations. A number of projects are in the works, and you will be hearing from more of us in the year ahead. And we will be concentrating our direction on more music, more audio files, more performances, and hope to encourage YOUR contributions, whether in discussion or (preferably) […]
I admit, I’ve been pretty impressed with some of the electronic bagpipes that I see around, like the Deger Pipes and the Technopipes, but they’re pretty expensive and not especially hackable. Then I stumbled upon the OpenPipe which is a bit more up my alley. The OpenPipe is minimalist. It simply exposes 12 capacitative touch […]
Recently, I played Salute to Donald, a version freshly transcribed from Colin Campbell’s Manuscript. There is no recording of the performance, but it was on similar lines to the one that I made for the wiki, linked above. The judge was an eminent scholar of piobaireachd, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the repertoire and the […]
Putting it all together, here is a recording of my efforts. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions. More importantly: please go out and make your own interpretations! Feel free to submit them here (we will post them)!
Here are a few other things for your consideration, things you have never seen before (unless you’re a visitor to this site). First, half grips used as light D-throws: Second, whatever in the heck these are: Additionally, this edre to high-A, which has long since been changed to an embari to high-G (following MacKay’s score): […]