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1986-2016: Celebrating 30 Years of sending Scottish Music Worldwide.


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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 10 (CD)

…piobaireachd. From the recorded teachings of the great Bobs Of Balmoral, as Robert Nicol and Robert Brown were affectionately known. The series is mainly intended for instructional purposes but the albums are also of great historic interest and value. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 9 (CD)

…piobaireachd.’ (Malcolm MacRae, past president of The Piobaireachd Society)

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 8 (CD)

…piobaireachd. When their competing days were over, ‘the Bobs’ began the task of passing their knowledge on to future generations, and a steady stream of pipers beat a path to their Deeside homes. Many were armed with tape recorders, as in the case of Norman Matheson. Norman built up a…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 7 (CD)

…piobaireachd. When their competing days were over, ‘the Bobs’ began the task of passing their knowledge on to future generations, and a steady stream of pipers beat a path to their Deeside homes. Many were armed with tape recorders, as in the case of Norman Matheson. Norman built up a…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 6 (CD)

…piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing. Includes the recommended 2004 competition pieces. This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 5 (CD)

…piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing. This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated their lives to…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 4 (CD)

…piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing. This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated their lives to…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 3 (CD)

…piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing. This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated their lives to…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 2 (CD)

…piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing. This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated their lives to…

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Brown & Nicol - Masters Of Piobaireachd vol 1 (CD)

…piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing. This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace. ‘An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated their lives to…

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes (Book 2) (book)

…piobaireachd, slow airs, dances and reels. Featuring the infamous and ever-popular arrangement of AC/DC‘s Thunderstruck amongst the collection, this is a must have for all pipers. The book brings the last of Gordon’s compositions together, and some of his more iconic arrangements of other traditional tunes Gordon made his own.…

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William MacLean - Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series vol 10) (double CD)

…piobaireachd. He went on to win many piping prizes, including the Argyllshire Star at Oban (1898), the Inverness Champion’s Gold Medal of The Highland Society of London (1901), the Highland Society of London Champion’s Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at Oban (1912) and the Inverness Ex-Champion’s Class (1913). He also won…

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George Moss - Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series vol 15) (CD)

…piobaireachd), also known in Gaelic as ceol mor or the great music. This collection provides invaluable evidence of an earlier, truly Gaelic style of piping, which began to change in the years around World War One when George found that “the Gaelic style was falling out of fashion”. Dr Peter…

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Seudan (CD)

…piobaireachd follows the song versions from which they originated. The arrangement and delivery of their repertoire is directly influenced by the music of the Western Isles of Scotland and the East Coast of Canada. The pipes played are matched copies of The Black Set of Kintail, made in 1785 and…

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Roddy (R S) MacDonald - Good Drying (CD)

…piobaireachd to Pavarotti. In 2001 Roddy was commissioned by the Piper and Drummer Magazine and GHB Communications of Toronto to compose a modern Piobaireachd. The piece was entitled Lament for Kenneth Alexander MacLennan of Connon Bridge and was published later that year. This album is a compilation of Roddy’s lifetime…

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Tony McManus - Ceol More (CD)

…piobaireachd tradition of the Highland bagpipes, a form rendered here in Lament for the Viscount of Dundee. Other tracks range from Robert Burns’ Ye Banks and Braes to Charles Mingus’ Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, with Breton and French-Canadian material again featuring prominently alongside Scottish and Irish tunes. Having opened with…

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Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald - Colla Mo Run (CD)

…piobaireachd style. The clarity and precision of Margaret’s voice make it appreciable even to those who are not generally keen on Gaelic song, and her deft intonation will impress those who are already fans. Allan’s Highland pipes set off Margaret’s voice in the haunting airs, and his smallpipes provide a…

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World Masters Of Piping Competition (CD)

…Piobaireachd and the MSR sections. Willie had stiff competition, particularly from Angus MacColl, Roderick MacLeod, Gordon Walker and Niall Matheson. Gordon Walker won the Hornpipe and Jig section.

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Margaret Stewart & Allan MacDonald - Fhuair Mi Pog (CD)

…piobaireachd style. Allan sings and plays Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, tromb, mouthorgan and whistle.  ‘State of the art Gaelic songs and piping.’ (John O’Regan)

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Young Pipers Of Scotland (CD)

…Four of Scotland’s most talented young champion pipers come together on one album, emphasising that the future of the Scottish piping tradition is in safe hands - Christopher Armstrong, Gordon Maclean, Stuart Cassells and Andrew Wright.

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes - Book 2

piobaireachd like a classical soloist and grounded all his work firmly on a centuries-old canon of traditional music he loved. We will benefit from that work for years to come…” (virtuoso Celtic guitarist Tony McManus)

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