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New recordings – Malcolm Macrae and R U Brown

The first recordings we have of Malcolm Macrae have now been added to the website.  He plays Battle of Auldearn (2) Battle of Waternish Battle of Strome and The Red Speckled Bull. A recording of RU Brown playing Black Donald's March has also been added...

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Archie Kenneth Quaich 1st March 2014

Results 1   Bob Low, Wales                                      Nameless - 'Hiharin dro o dro' 2   Alan Forbes, Edinburgh                        Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay 3   Colin MacNeill, Edinburgh                    Lament for Donald o...

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What does the name “A Ghlas” mean?

Thank you to Ronald Smith for submitting this article casting doubt on the notion that "A Ghlas" simply means a tuning phrase. What does 'A Ghlas' mean? There are four tunes with the enigmatic name 'A Glas', all in the Nether Lorne MS, although one, 'A Glas Mheur', is found elsewhere and is well-k...

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Grain in Hides CC translation of T+C now added

We omitted to post the Taorluath and Crunluath Variations of Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks as translated from the Campbell Canntaireachd by Andrew Wright.   There are some differences from the PS book 5 setting.  These are referred to in the notes under (2) and (3)....