Continuing our series of exploration in to new interpretive possibilities opened up by traditional settings and the APC approach to performance, we release another five urlar recordings.
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 […]
So, here we are: the final volume of Series One edition. In it are eight tunes generally well known today. The same “Committee” is at work as in the previous book and includes P-M William Ross, John Dougall Gillies, John MacDonald of Inverness and Arthur Cameron. In this edition are both Editorial Notes (regarding the […]
By the time Volume 4 hit the shelves, the Society, enough dissatisfaction with the scores had been voiced that the Piobaireachd Society invited professional pipers into its ranks, including John Macdonald of Inverness, John MacDougall Gillies, and William Ross (Scot Guards). That this was a simple political ploy, however, is evident not only in internal […]
This is a lovely piece whose sole existence is in the Campbell Canntaireachd. With the publication of Jack Taylor and Patrick Molard’s Piper’s Meeting, it is now available in staff notation for anyone to perform. Here is Jack Taylor playing this lovely piece. Hopefully this encourages more of us to learn this tune and perform […]
Volume 3 continues the “hit parade” of pibroch as we know it today. It should be clear that the effort by the Piobaireachd Society to re-introduce “the playing of Piobaireachd not now generally known, or at anyrate [sic] not heard at competitions” was a “successful” one, insofar as the effort at shaping the competition repertoire […]
The first volume’s publication was not a hit, by any means. The competitive pipers rebelled against the requirement that they follow the published scores note-for-note: the living pibroch tradition was not, by any means, accurately captured by Angus MacKay’s printed scores. In order to meet the strict standard set by the Society, many of the […]