Reviews

Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór

Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór

• From the June 2017 Piping Times By Allan MacDonald Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór, By Malcolm McRae and Robert Wallace (Piobaireachd Society, 2017). This has been republished recently (2016) and is a compilation of notes written by Archibald Campbell of Kilberry (1877-1963) while receiving instruction […]

From Scots Borderer to Ulster Scot

From Scots Borderer to Ulster Scot … and Frontiers Beyond – New Tunes in the Auld Style by Iain Bell, (Iain Bell, 2018); £16. By Jenny Hazzard Iain Bell’s book comprises 42 original tunes, each with a background story. It begins with a concise, conversational account of the links between […]

Review: The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music

Review: The Woodilee Collection of Traditional Music

By Iain MacInnes(from the April 2019 Piping Times) Simon McKerrell presents 71 tunes, all self-penned and original other than four traditional tunes which he has arranged for pipes, including Atholl Cummers (in jig time) and a wonderful setting of The Manchester Hornpipe. To have accrued such a mass of material […]

RURA

RURA

IN PRAISE OF HOME. CD Review by Chris MacKenzie. Piping Today #92, 2018. In contravention of the normal progression of bands in the Scottish traditional scene, Rura have taken songs out of their album rather than put more in. In Praise of Home is Rura’s third album and their first completely […]

Assynt

Assynt

ROAD TO THE NORTH CD Review by Stuart Milne. Piping Today #93, 2018. Assynt were a lovely surprise when they shared the stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s New Auditorium with Iranian piper Mohsen Sharifian and his band Lian at Celtic Connections in 2018, and the Piping Live! launch […]

Pipers Meeting

Pipers Meeting

New Tunes from the Campbell Canntaireachd By Patrick Molard & Jack Taylor The last few years have smiled on the piobaireachd community, with a number of new collections and books published. These include Jimmy McIntosh’s collection, book 16 of the Piobaireachd Society collection, the new Sidelights on the Kilberry Book […]