Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.

Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Great Highland Bagpipe > Piobaireachd
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Piobaireachd For all things related to Piobaireachd ...

Platinum Sponsors
Thread Tools
Old 03-16-2017, 06:12 AM   #1
Forum Regular
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 116
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).
J David Hester
Alt Pibroch Club
moderntraditional is offline   Reply With Quote
Gold Sponsor

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:17 PM.