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Forum: Your Announcements 03-20-2018, 07:02 AM
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Views: 637
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re-publication of Moidart Collection, Vol. 2

MOIDART VOL 2 An Dara Ceud (The Second Hundred) is now republished and available on my website:

www.allanmacdonald.com

All tunes are on accompanying CD and the rest online..
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-03-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Lessons in Ceňl Mór

Hi,
just get in touch with me in email: either the one I put up..or
aileanmacd@gmail.com

and we can discuss....

all the best

Allan
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-01-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By A.MacDonald
Lessons in Ceňl Mór

I am providing lessons on the 'unexpurgated' or 'un-colonised' ceňl mór
for anyone who is interested. As I have already proven, any urlar for this music
can be learned within half an hour; some in...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 03-13-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 783
Posted By A.MacDonald
Piobaireachd lessons

We are looking to launch the first lesson of a tune in:
www.patreon.com
Look for 'Canntaireachd Project'
We are still in need of several pupils before we can launch this.

This is a method by...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-18-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,206
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Robert The Bruce

BRUCE700 CD at www.allanmacdonald.com

This performance represents the second of a commission in 2014 from The Tolbooth in Stirling financially supported by Creative Scotland...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-15-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By A.MacDonald
Patreon for piobaireachd

We [Allan MacDonald and Thomas Zoeller] now only need $280 to launch our Patreon Canntaireachd project that gives the performance of a whole piece as it would have been played in the 17thC.
The...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-31-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By A.MacDonald
Canntaireachd Tutor for Android

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details… (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weepipes.cctutor&hl=de)

The 'Canntaireachd Tutor' now available on Android.
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-13-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By A.MacDonald
The Bruce700 CD

This is a live recording, from Celtic Connections 2015 of a 45 minute piece of a commission in 2014 in memory of King Robert of Bruce who finally became King of Scotland following the Battle of...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-31-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,191
Posted By A.MacDonald
Canntaireachd project

Just to inform you we are still looking for supporters so we can release the recordings.

See 'The Canntaireachd Project' Trailer on YouTube.

See also www.patreon.com

cheers

Allan MacDonald
Forum: Your Announcements 02-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 676
Posted By A.MacDonald
Bagpipe-apps

See www.bagpipe-apps.com

For new concept learning tools and resource for bagpipes for beginners, intermediate and for those wishing to learn the Campbell Canntaireachd.

Allan MacDonald
Forum: Your Announcements 12-17-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 815
Posted By A.MacDonald
Homebound band

Dear all,
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Homebound is a seven-piece world music band, combining musical genres...
Forum: Industry News 11-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By A.MacDonald
Bagpipe apps

Thomas Zoller and myself are very happy to announce the release of our third app for bagpipes ‘Light Music Technique.’

This challenges your knowledge on the finger techniques common to the ‘light...
Forum: Your Announcements 09-10-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Posted By A.MacDonald
Apps for Bagpipes

http://www.bagpipe-apps.com/english/our-bagpipe-apps/light-music-technique/
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By A.MacDonald
New Canntaireachd App

Thomas Zoller and myself are very happy to announce the release of our second app: The Canntaireachd Tutor. This app introduces you to the Campbell Canntaireachd, an ancient codified pipers’...
Forum: Music 07-17-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By A.MacDonald
Canntaireachd App

(http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree)

...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: New bagpipe app

The drones are in the same pitch as the lowA of the chanter. That is why.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-19-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: New bagpipe app

Android version will appear soon.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: New bagpipe app

Thank you for comments on the Bagpipe Basics app.
Yes, we decided to call A the tonic because the commonest scale is called after the tonic and often resolves to it. This is applicable to G as well...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-06-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By A.MacDonald
New bagpipe app

Just thought I should make an important publicity announcement to musicians and pipers…(they are not mutually exclusive for all you wise crackers!)….
You want to know how to start leaning how to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-17-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,415
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Lament for Red Hector of The Battles

Thank you for your response. I am not sure what you mean by the high G? I do not play what people call the 'piobaireachd high G' .......i gave it up years ago. No need for it.
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-15-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,415
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Lament for Red Hector of The Battles

You will find the unexpurgated version on Dastirum CD.
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,846
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Allan McDonald's thesis

'Yes, but there's no reason to suspect that their way of singing is any closer to the 17th century way of singing than modern piobaireachd playing is to 17th c piobaireachd. There's no evidence to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-13-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,846
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Allan McDonald's thesis

Well, 'sonofsomerled', you could make these relationships if you wanted to. I could say that all the influences are there because a musician is like a sponge. But in a pibroch, the variations go from...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-13-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 19,846
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: Allan McDonald's thesis

I am interested in your interest!
Bob864 states:
'I think a more mundane objection is based on Mr. McDonald's contention that, "The pibroch tradition evolved in Gaelic society in close ...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-26-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,984
Posted By A.MacDonald
Re: "Piobaireachd" vs "Pibroch"

'I heard one of our top piobaireachd exponents say that he thought Gaelic an ugly language and that French was a much more beautiful option'

I guess he was as much an exponent on piobaireachd as...
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