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): […]
Rule 3 – Cadences are optional Rule 4 – Crahinins are flexible There are some interesting elements to this song* score that I want to highlight. First, as I mentioned in Part 1, the cadences in the Hannay-MacAuslan score are streaming cadences, not held-E cadences. Next, notice the rhythm of hihararas and hiharins: Now, there’s nothing […]
Rule 2 – Genres are distinctive In the previous post, I called this tune one of the Battlefield Pibrochs. This is a genre classification I have developed that tries to imagine performances in the context of battle. We know pibrochs were used in battles for military purposes: The Argyll Fencibles adopted The Finger Lock for […]
Rule One – Primary Sources are required Another of the Battlefield Pibrochs in the Hannay-MacAuslan collection (the others being the Finger Lock [PS 132] and Cille Chriost [PS 170]), the interpretive tradition of this tune is remarkably distinct. One the one hand, we have the Angus MacKay approach, dominating today’s performances. This interpretive approach is […]
Here is another tune from the Hannay-MacAuslan collection. Over the weeks, I will be posting more recordings, until all 10 songs* have been recorded. Some tunes I will take you through my interpretive process, much as I did for PS 170 (Glengarry’s March). I probably won’t take you through the level of sausage-making detail I […]
Okay. The moment we’ve been waiting for. This is the final results of our journey, performed on the big instrument. The thing about being a musician is that you always feel there is more to explore, more to learn, more depth to a tune. That is the same I feel with this one. It is […]
The latest composition by Club Member Janette Montague. Enlisting the help of Willie McCallum, Jim McGillvray and Craig Muirhead, this is a pibroch duet. Astonish creativity. An unique contribution to the art. Enjoy!