View Full Version : History of bagpipe tunes
12-02-2005, 07:16 PM
Does anyone know of any websites that would have the histories of bagpipe tunes?
12-03-2005, 01:11 AM
No. But if you ask here about a specific tune you'll probably get an answer.
12-03-2005, 01:14 AM
On second thoughts, yes, Andrew Kuntz's Fiddler's Companion (google it) is often useful for pipe as well as fiddle tune information.
12-04-2005, 07:16 AM
If you're talking Piobaireachd, many of the MacCrimmon titles, and the stories behind the titles, are much younger than the tunes themselves- many can be traced in the Gaelic song tradition earlier than the supposed events the tunes commemorate. In other words, take these "histories" with a grain of salt.