For your consideration: Lament for Finlay (PS 024). Here are the notes from the judges (as published in Piping Press, a Rab Wallace site): Outstanding amongst this list was David Hester who had come from the USA to play a tune he learned directly from the Campbell Canntaireachd – Finlays’ Lament. This was a powerful […]
August is upon us, which means the competition season is at its peak. This usually results in performers spending a whole lot of time concentrating on brushing up their performances, traveling to various venues, and generally becoming difficult to contact. Same is true with us here at Living Learning Pibroch. But to let you know […]
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 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 […]
There has been some discussion on here before, about getting this music into the ears of “normal” audiences. I’m a harper, not a piper, and so I play harp versions of these tunes. This is a lunchtime concert I played last week, of “traditional” Irish and Scottish tunes done in the style of 200 years […]