Pipers: A Guide to the Players and Music of the Highland Bagpipe
It is a lively introductory guide to what pipers do and why, showing how 'tradition', often thought of as a vague and anonymous process, is in fact created by a whole succession of brilliantly gifted individual teachers, players and composers. The author uses many historical sources to explore the rich heritage of piping, an activity strongly rooted in Scotland's past. Pipers also focuses on the individual players themselves with a wide range of interviews and anecdotes to provide a fresh account of this key musical cohort.
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Aberdeen Ancient Piobaireachd Angus MacKay Archibald Campbell Army bagpipe music Balmoral became Bob Brown Bob Nicol C. S. Thomason Calum Campbell's canntaireachd Castle Ceol Mor composer crunluath David Glen Donald Cameron Donald MacDonald Donald MacLeod drones drums early Edinburgh editor famous father fingers G. S. McLennan Gaelic Gesto Glasgow Glen's gold medal Highland Bagpipe Highland pipe Highland Society hininindo instrument Inverness John Ban MacKenzie John MacColl John MacDonald John MacDougall John MacDougall Gillies judge Kilberry Lament later leading light music MacCrimmon MacDonald of Inverness MacKay's Malcolm MacPherson manuscript master players melody modern nineteenth century Northern Meeting notes Oban Piobaireachd Society pipe band pipe music Pipe-Major pipers play players and teachers practice chanter prize pipe pron published pupil reeds repertoire Sandy Cameron scores Scots Scottish Skye Society's sound staff notation strathspey strathspey and reel style taorluath taught teaching tunes twentieth century variations Victorian Willie Ross