The Piobaireachd Society
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Piobaireachd Society books

Piobaireachd Society Book 16

Book 16 of the Piobaireachd Society's series is now available from the College of Piping. The music has been taken from out of print publications of Charles Thomason,  William Ross and G F Ross, and from the manuscripts of  Colin Campbell, Angus MacKay, John Smith, John MacDougall Gillies and R...


British Columbia Pipers R U Brown Archive

We are extremely grateful to BC Pipers for giving permission for us to publish their recordings of R U Brown during his visit to Vancouver in 1957.  He played 24 piobaireachd, mostly complete tunes. The Kings Taxes, The Glen is Mine, Lament for the Old Sword, Glengarry's March, The Blue Ribbon, ...

New recordings

Recordings of Ronald MacDonald of Morar by Hector Macfadyen, Lady MacDonald's Lament by Duncan MacFadyen, and The Stewart's White Banner by Callum Beumont have now been added to the website....


John Smith Manuscript

A manuscript of 79 Piobaireachd written by John Smith (1840-1877) given to the Piobaireachd Society in 1928 has now been added to the website.  In contains some tunes not published elsewhere, such as the Brothers Lament, and many settings not heard today.  Hiharins are written several ways, taorl...