What’s in a tune: strathspey technique and Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch


What’s in a Tune is a series of YouTube videos presented by tutors and guest pipers from The National Piping Centre. The presenters share background stories on what the tunes mean to them, and technique on how the tune should be played.

In the most recent video, Margaret Houlihan gives a detailed presentation of Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch and shows how she uses it to teach the strathspey rhythms and technique to students.

The videos of the tunes presented so far are all below, but don’t forget to click through to visit the YouTube channel and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified when new videos are added to the channel.