We have seen great advances in recovering and reclaiming the nearly lost art of the clarsach, and heard Simon Chadwick’s ressurections of its music and explorations into the lost world of the era when harp music and pibroch flourished side by side. While illuminating and inspiring, much of this remains a specialist activity requiring dedication […]
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 […]
Dr. Taylor and Patrick Molard have released recordings a couple of tunes from the collection they have put together, Piper’s Meeting. Whenever I approach any primary source manuscript, I like to think that I am a caretaker of a precious, delicate gift: the presentation of a tune unheard of for hundreds of years. It is a […]
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!
Strictly a vanity project. I am making my way through all the pibrochs we’ve assembled at Musical Materials. I will be recording only the urlars. My interpretations will be based upon the APC Approach I, outlined here. I select from the earliest piping staff score. When that is Angus MacKay, I select from his Kintarbert, […]
Our club member Stephen Rooklidge, the force behind the Shasta Piping Society, announced the results of what we hope will be the first of many Original Piobaireachd Music competitions. Judges Rab Wallace, Bill Livingstone and Mike Cusak were asked to listen to and award three winners out of 26 entries sent in from all over the world […]