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Early Manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd

This section shows many of the early manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd.


Peter Reid's Manuscript

Peter Reid is said to have been a good amateur player and to have judged frequently at the annual piobaireachd competition in Edinburgh. When he wrote the manuscript he seems to have been a young man, having a business position in Glasgow, but also a close associate of Donald MacDonald the piper and pipe maker in Edinburgh. It has also been speculated that he was on close terms with John Ban MacKenzie.  Several tunes in the earlier part of the MS have a note indicating that they were played by a partilular piper to win a prize in the competition, and one of them is from Donald MacDonald who won the prize pipe in 1817.  The style of music writing in the manuscript is very similar to that of MacDonald.



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Peter Reid's Manuscript Battle of the Pass of Crieff (MacLean of Coll's) Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Battle of the Pass of Crieff (MacLean of Coll's)
Peter Reid's Manuscript Battle of Waternish Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Battle of Waternish
Peter Reid's Manuscript Chisholm of Strathglass's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Chisholm of Strathglass's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript Campbell's Gathering Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Campbell's Gathering
Peter Reid's Manuscript Clanranald's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Clanranald's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript Daughter's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Daughter's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript Earl of Ross's Pibrach Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Earl of Ross's Pibrach
Peter Reid's Manuscript I got a Kiss of the King's Hand Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript I got a Kiss of the King's Hand
Peter Reid's Manuscript John Garbh MacLeod of Raasay's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript John Garbh MacLeod of Raasay's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon  Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon
Peter Reid's Manuscript Lament for the Dead (The Rout of Bendoag) Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Lament for the Dead (The Rout of Bendoag)
Peter Reid's Manuscript Lament for the Tree of Hundreds Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Lament for the Tree of Hundreds
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacCrimmon will never return Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacCrimmon will never return
Peter Reid's Manuscript Maol Donn, Morar's March Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Maol Donn, Morar's March
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDonald of Sanda's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDonald of Sanda's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDonald of Staffa's SaluteOnly found in Peter Reid's Manuscript. ... Get Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDonald of Staffa's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDougal of Lorn's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDougal of Lorn's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDougal of Lorn's MarchNot in any other source ... Get Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacDougal of Lorn's March
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacGregors' Gathering Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacGregors' Gathering
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacIntosh of Borlum's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacIntosh of Borlum's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacIntosh's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacIntosh's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacKay's White Banner Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacKay's White Banner
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacLean of Lochbuie's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacLean of Lochbuie's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacLeod of Raasay's Gathering  Get Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacLeod of Raasay's Gathering
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacLeod of Raasay's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacLeod of Raasay's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacNabs' Gathering Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacNabs' Gathering
Peter Reid's Manuscript MacNab's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript MacNab's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript Marquis of Argyll's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Marquis of Argyll's Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript Massacre of Glencoe Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Massacre of Glencoe
Peter Reid's Manuscript Menzies' Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Menzies' Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript Prince's Landing at Moidart Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Prince's Landing at Moidart
Peter Reid's Manuscript Lochnell's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Lochnell's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch's Lament
Peter Reid's Manuscript Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Sir James MacDonald of the Isles' Salute
Peter Reid's Manuscript Sutherlands' Gathering Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Sutherlands' Gathering
Peter Reid's Manuscript Sound of the Waves against the Castle Duntroon  Get Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Sound of the Waves against the Castle Duntroon
Peter Reid's Manuscript The Glen is Mine Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript The Glen is Mine
Peter Reid's Manuscript The Piper's Warning to his Master Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript The Piper's Warning to his Master
Peter Reid's Manuscript Tulloch Ard Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Tulloch Ard
Peter Reid's Manuscript Peace or War Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Peace or War
Peter Reid's Manuscript Young George's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Peter Reid's Manuscript Young George's Salute