Fall 2011

We have just added 333 more music files to our website. This brings the total number to 1,141, including 122 Piobaireachds. This recent addition includes tunes from all the categories – Marches, Strathspeys, Jigs, Hornpipes, etc. I got serious about my playing when I was 19 or 20. My teacher, Jimmy McMillan, encouraged me to start recording my practice sessions to help me hear and improve my playing. Recording became a habit and I have pretty much kept the recorder running for over 30 years. I still have hundreds of more recordings to put on our site at some point. This recent update was really a lot of fun for me because they were mostly compositions by many of our great composers:

  • John MacColl
  • Peter R. MacLeod
  • Peter MacLeod Jr.
  • D.C. Mather
  • John MacLellan, Dunoon
  • P/M William Ross
  • William Fergusson
  • P/M Donald Shaw Ramsay
  • And many others

Recordings are inexpensive – All light music is $3, Piobaireachds are $5. You receive a recording of me playing the tune on the pipes plus the written music in PDF and Bagpipe Music Writer format. Also, you receive a 50% credit towards the cost of chanter reeds or other recordings on our site. Hope you enjoy.