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Forum: Piobaireachd 05-06-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Robin73
Re: Tunes with Taorluath A Mach

For anyone interested, here's a practice resource I made for the Fraser style of the Toarluath a Mach ( which as far as I can tell is exactly the same as in the Moss style, except for the timing of...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-06-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Robin73
Re: Tunes with Taorluath A Mach

Thanks everyone.

Here's an improved list using your suggestions:


The Bells of Perth
The Cave of Gold
The Desperate Battle
The End of the Great Bridge
The Finger Lock
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-29-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By Robin73
Tunes with Taorluath A Mach

I'm trying to make a list of tunes which are usually played with a taorluath a mach.

So far it's quite short:


The End of the Great Bridge
The Rout of Glen Fruin


Can any one help me...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-13-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Robin73
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

That's very interesting. I thought I had read somewhere that these days you had to play full Pibrochs to compete. Did I get that wrong? What are the contexts where I could compete with partial...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-10-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By Robin73
Lament for Duncan MacRae of Kintail - Again

I've been having quite a time trying to make sense of the Lament for Duncan MacRae of Kintail in all it's various embodiments.

All the primary sources show a 4/4 time version with whole crotchets...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-08-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Robin73
David Glen Edinburgh Collection

I've just discovered this fantastic source of Pibroch settings. I'm surprised it isn't more often mentioned.

https://ceolsean.net/content/EdinColl/EdinColl_TOC.html

The notation strikes me as...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-17-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Robin73
Torluath after George Moss

For anyone interested in such things, I've made a couple of small resources to illustrate the torluath as played by George Moss, who's style I am making a close study of.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-28-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Robin73
Barrie Orme resources

There are several resources mentioned on this page (https://wiki.altpibroch.com/p/Barrie_Orme) and also here (http://www.musicscotland.com/cd/barrie-orme-piobaireachd-old-settings-vol-1.html#SID=185)...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-23-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Robin73
Re: Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

Thanks everyone. I've now found it:

Their Adagios when regular, commonly
consisted of 4 Quarters. In each
Quarter there were Such a number of
Fingers (which we Count as Bars) 2, 4,
or 8 as...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-22-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Robin73
Re: Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

That's very kind, but it's overkill for my current needs. I just want to check the wording of that one paragraph...
Forum: Music 12-22-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Robin73
Re: The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

The ability to know that the tunes are written and played incorrectly comes from having broader musical education than just piping. This makes it possible to spot the perceptual trap that pipers have...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-22-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Robin73
Re: Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

Any reference/link will do. I just want to check the wording.
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-22-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Robin73
Early Reference about Structure of Piobaireachd

I read recently an early quote from someone about the structure of Piobaireached consisting of four phrases of varying length, but I can't find it again. Can anyone point out the source please?
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-10-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

I like this point, and basically agree. But I think there is more to be said. People tend to polarize their positions, and in this case the two extremes seem to be "it's all just healthy variation"...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-09-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

I've just bought a CD by Barrie Orme (http://www.musicscotland.com/cd/barrie-orme-piobaireachd-old-settings-vol-1.html), who claims to play in a style which is part of a direct oral lineage from the...
Forum: Music 12-09-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By Robin73
The Correct Placement of Beatings in Highland Bagpipe Music

I'm pleased to say that Robert Wallace from Piping Press thought a post on the old 3/4 anacrusis issue was worth publishing:...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

But I wonder if it was really as alien and strange as it is now believed to be? If you listen to several of the recordings of discussions between Peter Cooke and George Moss a very interesting...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-07-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

When it's written as below, there is still no indication that the low 'A's should have almost zero duration. In fact, the name "echo beat" suggests otherwise to me.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-06-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Robin73
Re: Condensed Echo Beats

Thank you for that. It doesn't look like I get the 69 page booklet if I purchase from that link. Is there a PDF available anywhere that you know of please?
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-06-2017, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By Robin73
Condensed Echo Beats

I'm having trouble finding musical or theoretical justification for interpreting the second half of this bar in the "ultra condensed" way that is so prevalent in Pibroch.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-04-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By Robin73
Re: Breton Cel Mr

I just bought the book Piobaireachd A Vreizh.

Amazing tunes, and also offers loads of insight into the tradition as passed on by Bob Brown and Bob Nicol.
Forum: Music 10-25-2017, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Robin73
John A. MacLellan Original Manuscripts

I've searched online and found two original manuscripts from John A. MacLellan's own hand:

https://pipingpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Lullaby-for-Iain-1.pdf
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-23-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By Robin73
Peter Cooke Transcriptions of George Moss

I'm having a great time reading this document:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/imports/fileManager/pibroch_revised2_small.pdf

along with the recording which goes with it
...
Forum: Music 10-23-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Robin73
Re: The Bloody Fields of Flanders notation

There is a lot of lively discussion about this tune in a Facebook group called "Pipers and Drummers," with over 8,000 members.

Many people like the version with the anacrusis but there are some...
Forum: Music 10-22-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Robin73
Re: The Bloody Fields of Flanders Notation

Hi Tom.

I can see the appeal of your version, and I think it probably makes a good compromise between the version with no anacrusis and the classical version.

However my reservations are:

1)...
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