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Great Highland Bagpipe music. Bagpipe music.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Music of the Great Highland Bagpipe, regardless of the notation in which it is recorded. The genre is divided into two forms: the classical, 'Piobaireachd' (also Ceòl Mòr), and the 'lighter' form, 'Ceòl Beag'.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Angus Mackay's four untitled manuscripts of bagpipe music.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.3753-3756
Scope and Contents

The first two manuscripts are of piobaireachd; the second two, of marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs, and other dance music.

According to Angus Mackay's inscription in his Seaforth Manuscript (MS.3744) he was at work on these manuscripts between 1826 and 1840, taking the tunes down from his father's canntaireachd.

Dates: [1826-1840.]

Bagpipe music, consisting of both piobaireachd and more popular pieces, collected and copied by Donald Dow, Glasgow.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.3750-3752
Scope and Contents

Donald Dow died in Glasgow in 1892, aged 56.

Dates: 2nd half of 19th century.

Bagpipe music copied by Donald Dow., 2nd half of 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: MS.3750
Scope and Contents

According to a note on Dow and his manuscripts (folio i) by Archibald Campbell, Secretary of the Music Committee of the Piobaireachd Society, the piobaireachd in this volume were apparently copied, like those in Skinner's Manuscript (MS.3746 above), from Duncan Campbell's Manuscript. Between them these two manuscripts (MSS.3746 and 3750) contain all but four of the piobaireachd in Duncan Campbell's Manuscript.

Dates: 2nd half of 19th century.

Miscellaneous literary papers, mostly typescripts of works by Seton Gordon., 1933-1949, undated.

 File
Identifier: Acc.5640/23
Scope and Contents

Autograph setting of ‘Cumha na Cloinne’ (‘Lament for the Children’). Manuscripts and corrected typescripts of three broadcasts on piping, 1933-4. Corrected typescript of the introduction to 'Piping reminiscences' by John MacDonald. Typescript of ‘Notes on a conversation with John MacDonald’, 1941. 29 letters from John MacDonald, 1938-49. Typescript of the foreword to 'A highlander looks back' by Angus MacPherson.

Dates: 1933-1949, undated.

Music book containing pipe and fiddle music., Mid 19th century.

 Item
Identifier: MS.22121
Scope and Contents

The volume, which lacks both covers, is written in an unidentified hand. A number of the pieces have been marked 'not correct' and crossed out.

Dates: Mid 19th century.

Photocopy of "W.R. Kinnear's pipe-music book. A choice selection of strathspeys [and] reels".

 Item
Identifier: MS.22129
Scope and Contents

It would appear, from notes at folio 3, that W R Kinnear was a piper in the 92nd Foot, and that the music book was written, or at least begun, not long before 1863.

Dates: [Before 1863.]

Small music books containing pipe music.

 Series
Identifier: MSS.22121-22122

Volume entitled 'Celtic music', compiled by David R Robertson, a mercantile clerk in Dundee, consisting of pipe tunes, poems, notes and memoranda, extracts from published sources, letters from correspondents interested in Gaelic culture, and some press cuttings and photographs.

 File
Identifier: MS.22164
Scope and Contents The title is taken from folio 1, a vellum leaf.Some items found loosely enclosed have been tipped or pasted in.The work consists of an introduction (folio 6) preceded by prefatory poems (folio 2), and eight sections: Old highland airs (folio 39), Clan tunes (folio 90), Jacobite airs (folio 131), Battle tunes (folio 159), Laments (folio 209), Old Scottish airs (folio 223), Army tunes (folio 244) and General marches (folio 276).There are two unrelated items:...
Dates: 1911-1912.

Volume of pipe music containing pieces almost all by A McLeod, Pipe-Major in the 26th Foot., 1862, 1885-1886.

 File
Identifier: MS.22122
Scope and Contents

Many of the pieces appear to have been composed for specific occasions in 1862 (folios 9, 11) and 1885-1886 (folios 2 verso, 4, 5). A leaf, the conjugate of folio 11, is cut out after folio 4. It is not known why the volume has been used inverted throughout.

Dates: 1862, 1885-1886.