This week’s BBC Radio Scotland Pipeline show is definitely worth checking out, particularly if you are a piobaireachd fan.
In the middle of the show is an archive segment from 1971, when the show’s forerunner was presented by Donald MacLeod, himself a piobaireachd legend. During the segment Donald introduces part of a beautiful performance . . . → Read More: Radio Degrees of Separation
It was Memorial Day in the United States yesterday and my band was busy!
We had three cemetery performances and four of our band members played with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their weekly TV show “Music and the Spoken Word”.
The other bands along the Wasatch Front were busy too. Here is a nice multimedia presentation . . . → Read More: A Busy Weekend
If you like the tune “Too Long in this Condition” (and what’s not to like?) you should check out this week’s edition of Pipeline.
The tune is played by Pipe Major Roddy Weir (formerly of the Army School of Piping) but, unlike most performances I have heard recently, Roddy chooses to play the Binneas is Boreraig version. . . . → Read More: Familiar Piobaireachd, less familiar version
Lovers of piobaireachd should definitely check out BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline show this week.
The star of the show this week (10th November, 2007) is a beautiful performance of a tune that actually has no name. I suppose this is an artifact of oral transmission, but many tunes in the ancient piobaireachd canon have . . . → Read More: Cherede Darievea – the tune with no name
Before the week is out, be sure to listen to BBC Scotland’s Pipeline show.
This week’s edition features an interview with two of the big hitters in contemporary piobaireachd interpretation, Barnaby Brown and Allan MacDonald, and performances from the new CD release on Barnaby’s Siubhal label, Dastirum.
I have written about this CD recently, but it’s . . . → Read More: Dastirum – the pipers speak!
I heard an interesting pairing of tunes on this week’s edition of the BBC Radio show Pipeline. Gary West’s guest was Glenn Brown of Ontario, and he gave a fine performance of The Big Spree. On the same show Gary featured a tune called The Gathering of the MacDonalds of Clanranald. This was . . . → Read More: Piobaireachd on old instruments