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Manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd

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


Dwelly Manuscript

Edward Dwelly (1864–1939) was an English lexicographer and genealogist. He created the authoritative dictionary of Scottish Gaelic, and his work has had an influence on Irish Gaelic lexicography. He also practised as a professional genealogist and published transcripts of many original documents relating to Somerset.

He was a keen piper.  He tabulated the Netherlorn and the MacCrimmon Canntaireachd, compiled detailed instructions on how to play piobaireachd movements, and transcribed ten piobaireachd and many ceol beag tunes.

His piping papers were given to Iain MacCrimmon, who has gifted copies to the Piobaireachd Society.





 

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Dwelly MS Piobaireachd movements with instructions in how to play them  Get Document: Dwelly MS Piobaireachd movements with instructions in how to play them
Dwelly MS MacCrimmon Canntaireachd  Get Document: Dwelly MS MacCrimmon Canntaireachd
Dwelly MS Nether Lorn Canntaireachd  Get Document: Dwelly MS Nether Lorn Canntaireachd
Dwelly MS Black Donald's March Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Black Donald's March
Dwelly MS Carles wi' the Breeks Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Carles wi' the Breeks
Dwelly MS Clan Ranald's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Clan Ranald's Salute
Dwelly MS Glengarry's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Glengarry's Lament
Dwelly MS MacCrimmon Will Never Return Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS MacCrimmon Will Never Return
Dwelly MS My King has Landed in Moidart Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS My King has Landed in Moidart
Dwelly MS MacIntosh's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS MacIntosh's Lament
Dwelly MS Pipers Warning to his Master Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Pipers Warning to his Master
Dwelly MS Princes Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Princes Salute
Dwelly MS Red Hand in the MacDonald's Arms Listen to TuneGet Document: Dwelly MS Red Hand in the MacDonald's Arms