10 tracks: The Big Spree (Oral instruction and played on the Highland bagpipe) * The Lament For The Children (Oral instruction) * Mary’s Praise (Oral instruction and played in full) * His Father’s Lament For Donald MacKenzie (Oral instruction) * Massacre of Glencoe (Oral instruction and played in part) * The Lament For Donald of Laggan (played in full).
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Volume 6 of this highly acclaimed series of original recordings of the ‘Bobs of Balmoral’ - Robert U Brown and Robert Nicol - giving instruction on the art of 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 men who dedicated their lives to ceol mor and and to promulgating the instructions they received from John MacDonald of Inverness. They are nothing less than an inalienable link with the past and genuine oral tradition.’ (Robert Wallace)
‘A really fascinating recording.’ (The Tartan and the Green)
‘This CD is a must for everyone interested in piobaireachd.’ (Malcolm MacRae, past president of The Piobaireachd Society)