Anniversary edition of The Gathering of the Clans Collection now available


Barry Shears is a piper and publisher from Cape Breton and and has done extensive research on the history of traditional piping in Nova Scotia and its intrinsic connection to the Gaelic language, music and culture.

Barry has just issued an anniversary edition of his very first collection of bagpipe music – The Gathering of the Clans Collection, Volume One.

First released in 1991, it has gone through several editions over the years with total book sale approaching 4000 copies world wide. Barry has reset the music and added a few more photos, a new forward and an additional 31 tunes for a total of 123 airs, marches, strathspeys, reels, jigs and hornpipes. This anniversary limited edition printing of 100 books is more than 50% sold, so be quick if you wish to get a copy.

The book retails for $30.00 Canadian plus shipping.  Shipping within Canada $14.00, USA $17.00, UK $16.00 Surface or $26.00 Airmail. To order visit

•Download tune samples as pdf file