Piping Traditions of the Inner Isles of the West Coast of Scotland (Paperback)Bridget Mackenzie (author)
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 06/08/2012
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A follow-on to two earlier books on piping traditions this book covers the Inner Isles from Arran to Raasay, excluding Skye, which is covered in a separate book. Written for all piping enthusiasts, this is not an academic study but instead aims to pass on the piping lore that used to be handed down with the music to piping pupils, but is no longer. Written in a light and readable style, the book takes a wide sweep of the pipers, places and piping stories of the islands, including the rich piping tradition in Tiree, the Rankins piping school on Mull, legendary figures such as jovial Andrew MacNeil in Colonsay and the great Mackay pipers of Raasay. Notes on the tunes also give guidance to the mood of a piece.
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 619 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
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