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 daunting task: the responsibility one feels for the tradition, and the anticipation of all the opinions one appears to invite by performing.
I think, no matter what our own personal expectations might be about these tunes, that they have been given an airing after such a long time is something that is simply marvelous and admirable.
We look forward to hearing more! (And I’m pretty sure that if you wish to try recording, they would gladly give it a listen!)