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Set Tune Notes 2014

Here are the set tune notes from the judges' seminar where the 2nd half of each set tune list was discussed.   Notes on 2014 Senior Tunes  Notes on 2014 Gold Medal Tunes Notes on 2014 Silver Medal Tunes   ...

John MacDonald’s Prelude

Thanks to Paula Glendinning for the recording and score of this, one of the few compositions of John MacDonald of Inverness. He is understood to have used this as a tuning prelude before performing one of the bigger pieces that had predominance of the high G. Nothing is known of the source from wh...

Conference report 2014

Another successful conference was held March 22/23 in Birnam Hotel.  An excellent venue  - fine weather, beautiful surroundings, near to the heart of Piobaireachd history with the MacGregor's Glenlyon and John MacIntyre's Rannoch just up the road.  And local fiddler Neil Gow was being celebrated ...

Malcolm MacPherson stories and singing

Thank you to Ronald Smith for these two good stories about Malcolm R MacPherson.  The Piobaireachd collection Binneas is Boreraig is based on Malcolm's playing and the broadcast about him my Seamus MacNeill can be heard here. Teaching Donald of Laggan to Seamus MacNeill When Malcolm passed aw...