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Old 03-16-2017, 06:12 AM   #1
moderntraditional
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Default The Piper's Meeting - Available Now

Patrick Molard and Dr. Jack Taylor have collaborated to produce a new volume translating the Campbell Canntaireachd into staff notation. These are songs* that came down to us without staff notation originally.

Hence, these are intelligent and thoughtful translations, personal interpretations based on musicianship, experience, intuition and collaboration.

The risk is that pipers will approach these scores from a "notational fundamentalist" perspective, not embracing the idea that Campbell Canntaireachd is particularly open to quite fluid musical interpretation, nor being courageous enough to use the scores as a starting point for their own personal angle on the canntaireachd.

These tunes have been routinely overlooked and ignored by pipers for three reasons: (1) pipers remain ignorant of Campbell Canntaireachd, (2) pipers fear the absence of rhythmic notation in the written canntaireachd, both of which lead to (3) the absence of these tunes on Set Lists and competitions.

It's a shame. Perhaps this effort by two remarkable students of The Bobs will help entice pipers to perform the tunes. It would be even better if, once encountered, pipers would take the next step and try out their own interpretations.

I found my copy on Piping Press. I am sure the PS website store will soon make it available.

There will be a presentation on it at this year's Piobaireachd Society meeting in Birnham (which will probably be video'ed for future YouTube consumption).
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Default Re: The Piper's Meeting - Available Now

Patrick was my former piobaireachd instructor and I guess some of the new tunes I had the chance to learn canntaireachd with him!
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