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Digging the Dird

A pdf version of the article on the Lowland Scots Reel by Pete Stewart [originally published in Common Stock, December 2011] is now available by clicking HERE [I.4MB fiel opens in new tab]

New CD - The Lomond Ensemble

'The Lass of Pettie's Mill':

A new recording by The Lomond Ensemble of music from the Balcarres Lute manuscript c.1695.

Lowland pipes, smallpipes, lute, clarsach, fiddle, recorders, whistles, songs

Available from the shop: Click HERE

A carol collection for smallpipes

 George Greig has kindly sent us a collection of carols for smallpipes

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all

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There are ten pages of this varied collection:

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Finlay MacDonald Band

Searching for photos of Teaching Weekend tutor Finlay MacDonald I came across this video from 2007; not quite what you expect in the Royal Scottish Pipers Society perhaps...

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Reed-Making

Gouging the cane  Have you ever considered making your own reeds?
This resource [work in progress] aims to help ...

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Fairly Shot of Her

In the December issue of Common Stock we printed three versions of this tune, two from the 17th century and one from the 19th; here are a number of 18th & early 19th century versions, chosen for their variety of 'interpretations' and 'developments' of the original song theme, which I currently take to be that notated by Henry Atkinson in his manuscript, though there may have been a 'different' tune in circulation which eventually got concatenated with Atkinson's.

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