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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)....

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New information Kinlochmoidart 2 and MacDonalds are Simple

The following has been noted about Lament for MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart 2 and the MacDonalds are Simple Kinclochmoidart no 2 In V2 singling and doubling line 1 repeat Angus MacKay and Binneas have BC not AC before hiharin/taorlauth beats. MacKay has this in line 3, Binneas does not.  BC is more...

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Instant Membership

Until now joining the Piobaireachd Society was done via the College of Piping. This meant there was a delay before new members could have the benefits of all the recordings on the website and the conference proceedings and articles. Now new members join directly from the website and will therefor...