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LOWLAND AMUSEMENT

One piper's exploration of the music of the Scottish Lowlands, its history and its performance. It's a diary of discovery, not a series of essays. You're invited to make your own contributions using the comments option on most pages.

 

Digging the Dird II

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According to the Orkney fiddler Dany Rosie, only three things are needed for playing for dancing, 'Time, Sound and dird'. Since the word 'dird' is not common usage these days, I'm going to attempt to describe what I understand by it, and how it applies to playing Lowland music, particularly on the pipes.

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Blanche of Middlebie

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Yesterday I spent the afternoon [some of it] getting to grips with 'Weel Bobit Blanche of Middlebie'

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Highland Laddie

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This is the Tune of the Month for the LBPS and the NSP

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The Notes in their place

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The challenge for me with all these tunes is to get the notes in exactly the right place;

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Lowland Amusement -ABC notation

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