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Manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd

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MacArthur MacGregor Manuscript

The MacArthur-MacGregor manuscript (MS 1679 of the National Library of Scotland) was compiled over a six month period in 1820 at the request of the Highland Society of London.  The project was overseen by Andrew Robertson of the the Highland Society of London. The two compilers were Angus MacArthur II and John MacGregor IV.  Angus MacArthur was last of a line of heredetary pipers to the MacDonalds of Sleat, in Skye.  John MacGregor was one of the MacGregor Pipers from Fortingall in Perthshire, a family which dominated the first thirty years of the Falkirk Tryst and Edinburgh competitions.  The words used to describe the method of transcription were "whistling", "dictated", and "recitation".

Information taken from "The Music of Scotland - Ceol na h-Albain" The MacArthur-MacGregor Manuscript of Piobaireachd (1820) edited by Frans Buisman, performing text by Andrew Wright, consulting editor Roderick Cannon.



The MacArthur-MacGregor manuscript (MS 1679 of the National Library of Scotland) was compiled over a six month period in 1820 at the request of the Highland Society of London.  The project was overseen by Andrew Robertson of the the Highland Society of London. The two compilers were Angus MacArthur II and John MacGregor IV.  Angus MacArthur was last of a line of heredetary pipers to the MacDonalds of Sleat, in Skye.  John MacGregor was one of the MacGregor Pipers from Fortingall in Perthshire, a family which dominated the first thirty years of the Falkirk Tryst and Edinburgh competitions.  The words used to describe the method of transcription were "whistling", "dictated", and "recitation".

Information taken from "The Music of Scotland - Ceol na h-Albain" The MacArthur-MacGregor Manuscript of Piobaireachd (1820) edited by Frans Buisman, performing text by Andrew Wright, consulting editor Roderick Cannon.

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MacArthur MacGregor 30 You're Welcome Ewen Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor 30 You're Welcome Ewen
MacArthur MacGregor MS 29 MacDougall's Gathering Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 29 MacDougall's Gathering
MacArthur MacGreogr MS 28 Lord Anapool's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGreogr MS 28 Lord Anapool's Lament
MacArthur MacGregor MS 27 Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 27 Lady Margaret MacDonald's Salute
MacArthur MacGregor MS 26 Dungallon's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 26 Dungallon's Salute
MacArthur MacGregor MS 25 MacKenzie of Gairloch's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 25 MacKenzie of Gairloch's Lament
MacArthur MacGregor MS 24 Lady MacDonald's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 24 Lady MacDonald's Lament
MacArthur MacGregor MS 23 Sir James MacDonald's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 23 Sir James MacDonald's Lament
MacArthur MacGregor MS 20 A Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS 20 A Lament
MacGregor MacArthur MS 19 The Chief of MacKay's Lament Listen to Tune 
MacArthur Macgregor MS - cover  Get Document: MacArthur Macgregor MS - cover
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Introduction by Charles Bannatyne P1  Get Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Introduction by Charles Bannatyne P1
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - introduction by Charles Bannatyne P2  Get Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - introduction by Charles Bannatyne P2
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Index by Charles Bannatyne  Get Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Index by Charles Bannatyne
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - title page  Get Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - title page
MacArthur MacGregor MS The Big Spree Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS The Big Spree
MacArthur MacGregor MS King James V1 Lament  Get Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS King James V1 Lament
MacArthur-MacGregor MS King James V1 Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS King James V1 Salute
MacArthur MacGregor MS - Beinn A' Ghriain Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS - Beinn A' Ghriain
MacArthur-MacGregor MS Hector MacLean's Warning Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS Hector MacLean's Warning
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Pride of Barra P1 Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Pride of Barra P1
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Pride of Barra P2 Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Pride of Barra P2
MacArthur-MacGregor MS Battle of Red Hill Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS Battle of Red Hill
MacArthur-MacGregor MS The Highland Society of Scotland's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS The Highland Society of Scotland's Salute
MacArthur MacGregor MS - The MacDonald's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur MacGregor MS - The MacDonald's Salute
MacArthur-MacGregor MS Murray of Abercairnie's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS Murray of Abercairnie's Salute
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Catherine's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Catherine's Lament
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Albainn Bheadarrach Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Albainn Bheadarrach
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Brother's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Brother's Lament
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - The MacLean's March Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - The MacLean's March
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Lord MacDonald's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - Lord MacDonald's Lament
MacArthur-MacGregor MS - The Daughter's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS - The Daughter's Lament
MacArthur-MacGregor MS The Daughters Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS The Daughters Lament
MacArthur-MacGregor MS 18- Nameless Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS 18- Nameless
MacArthur-MacGregor MS MacKay's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: MacArthur-MacGregor MS MacKay's Lament