The superb new edition of the College of Piping’s world famous bagpipe maintenance manual – Tutor 2 – is now available on the iPad and in hard copy. The digital book has video files embedded on the relevant pages showing how to tie in a bag, tie a drone reed bridle, select a bagpipe, how to blow steady, tips on tuning, wearing the kilt, band introductions, and much more. It is ideal for the beginner making the transition from practice chanter to pipes and for the experienced player needing help with selecting chanter reeds or tie-ing in a bag. In full colour (iPad only), the book also has extensive passages on piping and pipe band history including features on the Worlds, Oban and Inverness, and the MacCrimmons The complete piper’s handbook just became even more complete! Hard
copies available with DVD at no extra charge. Order your copy now. Trade enquiries welcome.
Donald MacDonald’s Collection of Piobaireachd Volume 2, Manuscript (1826)
Edited by Roderick D. Cannon and Keith Sanger Published by the Piobaireachd Society
This is MacDonald’s second volume, now published for the first time and following on from the recent edition ofVolume 1.Together these two volumes aim to serve the current revival of interest in early Gaelic music, presenting pieces accurately and in complete detail. But they are also designed as performing texts, using the concise graphical methods of presentation familiar to present day players. Tunes include: Carles of Sligachan,My King Has Landed in Moidart, MacLeod of Raasay’s Salute, MacLean’s Gathering, Old Lament of the Sword, Bells of Perth, Lament for Ian Garbh, In Praise of Morag, Donald Ban MacCrimmon’s Lament, MacSwan of Roaig’s Lament, Lament for Finlay, Lament for Alexander MacDonald of Glengarry, Lament for the Only Son, Massacre of Glencoe, Menzies’ Salute, Sutherland’s March, Big Spree, MacLeod’s RowingTune,Tulach Ard, Blue Ribbon,Young George’s Salute, Pride of Barra, Chisholm’s Salute,Vaunting, Lament for John Garve MacLean of Coll, Nameless: a MacDonald March,War or Peace, Red Speckled Army, Blue Ribbon, Lament for the Children, Lament for Claverhouse.
Volume 2 £30; Volume 1 £20 Available from all good Highland supplies outlets 28