Murray Blair Professional Tuner
The Blair Professional Analog & Digital Bagpipe Tuner is perfect for Pipe Band tuning to achieve a finely tuned pipe section. Both the LCD and Analog meters provide feedback with excellent detection of drones and chanter, multiple visual feedback options highlighting realtime frequency detection and pitch movement. If tuning in a band setting, we recommend the HBT clip (sold separately).
College of Piping Tutor 2 – Maintenance & History
The College of Piping’s Tutor 2 is the only maintenance manual you will ever need.
Learn how to tune, handle reeds, tie in a bag and how to strike in your pipes when playing in a band.
The book is fairly comprehensive and there are many tips that both beginners and experienced pipers will find useful.
Now includes an informational DVD.
College of Piping Tutor 3 – Intermediate
The College’s Tutor 3 complete with a new companion CD of instruction is a natural progression from the Green tutor.
Tutor 3 continues with more in depth practice on embellishments. It provides an introduction to the playing of competition marches, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes and jigs. There are also tunes for dancing and lessons on standard pieces such as Scotland the Brave and Flowers of the Forest.
With Tutor 1, Tutor 3 has all the tunes and theory necessary to pass the light music sections of the Pipe and Drumming Qualifications Board Levels 1 – 4 examinations.
College of Piping Tutor 4 – Piobaireachd
The College of Piping Tutor 4 for the Piobaireachd takes the student from the basic movements of piobaireachd to a couple of tunes.
A great resource for the beginner. Contains all you need to know regarding technique, canntaireachd (mouth music) and guides the beginner through the difficult problem of timing and expression.
Includes companion CD.
Essential Tunes – Volume 1
Essential Tunes – Volume 1 includes many of the popular bagpipe tunes that your friends and family will enjoy hearing you play. Includes a companion audio CD with examples of every tune.
2/4 March – Highland Laddie / Earl of Mansfield – Barren Rocks of Aden / High Road to Gairloch / Teribus / My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet / Brown Haired Maiden / Mairi’s Wedding / Happy We’ve Been A’ Thegither / A Man’s a Man for A’ That / Liberton Pipe Band / 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar
3/4 March – Green Hills of Tyrol / When the Battle’s O’er / Lochanside
9/8 March – Battle of the Somme / Heights of Dargai
4/4 March – Scotland the Brave / Old Rustic Bridge / Rowan Tree
6/8 March – Bonnie Dundee / Steam Boat / Bugle Horn / Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre / Glendaruel Highlanders / Piobaireachd of Donald Dubh
Slow Air – Scots Wha Ha’e (Bruce’s Address) / Mist Covered Mountains / My Home / Dream Angus / Amazing Grace / Auld Lang Syne / Highland Cradle Song / Sleep Dearie, Sleep
Lament – Lochaber No More / Flowers of the Forest
Strathspey – Inverness Rant / Loudon’s Bonnie Woods and Braes / Devil in the Kitchen / Captain Horne / Orange and Blue / Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling
Reels – Piper of Drummond / High Road to Linton / Kilt is My Delight / Tail Toddle / De’il Amang the Tailors / Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
Dance – Whistle O’er the Lave O’t (Sean Truibhais) / Ghillie Callum (Sword Dance) / Gay Gordons
Waltz – Mary Darroch
Jig – Lord Dunmore (The Bride’s Jig)
Essential Tunes – Volume 2
Essential Tunes – Volume 2 includes 60 popular bagpipe tunes that your friends and family will enjoy hearing you play. Includes a companion audio CD with examples of every tune.
2/4 Marches – 25th (KOSB’s) Farewell to Meerut / Bens of Jura / King George V’s Army / 72nd’s Farewell to Aberdeen / Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering / Greenwood Side / Jenny’s Bawbee / Johnny Cope / Black Bear Hornpipe / Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle / Drunken Piper / Corn Rigs / MacKay’s Farewell to the 74th / Corriechoillie’s 43 Welcome to the Northern Meeting
4/4 Marches – I’m No’ Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’ / The Battle of Waterloo / Jennie’s Black E’e
3/4 Marches – Lord Byron / The Heroes of Vittoria / Colin’s Cattle / Sir Colin Campbell’s Farewell to the Crimea / Far o’er Struy
6/8 Marches – Hot Punch / Midlothian Pipe Band / Cock o’ the North / MacDonald’s Away to the War / Dovecote Park / Kenmure’s On And Awa’ Willie / The Campbells are Coming / Atholl Highlanders / Colonel Robertson of Toronto / Cameron Men
Slow Marches – Garb of Old Gaul / The Borderers / Leaving Lismore / Saffron Kilt / Wandering Piper / Mairi Bhan Og / My Lodging’s on the Cold Ground / Lord Lovat’s Lament / Bonnie Hoose o’ Airlie
Slow Air – Flower of Scotland
Strathspeys – Cutty’s Wedding / McPhedran’s Strathspey / Miss Ada Crawford / Monymusk / Stirling Castle / Braes o’ Mar / Because He Was a Bonny Lad
Reels – Ale Is Dear / Mason’s Apron / General Stewart of Garth / Sandy Duff / Granny Duncan / Wind That Shakes the Barley
Jig – Cork Hill
Hornpipe – Joe McGann’s Fiddle
Highland Bagpipe Tutor – Book One
In 2019, there is a NEW Cover for the famous “Green Book”, formerly known as the College of Piping Tutor 1 – Beginners Edition.
This is a great starting point for those wanting to learn how to play the bagpipes.
First produced in 1952, this book by the College of Piping’s then Joint Principals Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston, is by far the biggest selling book on learning to play the bagpipe ever issued, selling to date around 500,000 copies worldwide
It covers the basics that you need to know and it also includes accompanying videos to go along with the chapters in the book that can be found online on The National Piping Centre website.
Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor – Piobaireachd
The Kilberry Book is an excellent reference for piobaireachd.
Tunes included – Battle of Auldearn, Battle of the Bridge of Perth, Battle, The Desperate Battle, Battle of the Pass of Crieff, Battle of Sheriffmuir, Battle of Waternish, Bells of Perth, Beloved Scotland, Bicker, Blind Piper’s Obstinacy, Blue Ribbon, Bodaich nam Briogais, Craigellachie, End of the Great Bridge, End of the Little Bridge, Finger Lock, Flamb of Wrath for Patrick Caogach, Clan Campbell’s Gathering, Clan Chattan’s Gathering, The MacDougalls’ Gathering, The MacFarlanes’ Gathering, The MacNabs’ Gathering, Glen is Mine, Grain in Hides and Corn in Sacks, Groat, I am proud to play a Pipe, I got a kiss of the King’s hand, Isabel MacKay, King’s Taxes, Lachlan MacNeill Campbell’s Fancy, Lament for Captain MacDougall, Lament, Catherine’s, Lament for the Children, Lament Colin Roy Mackenzie’s, Lament The Daughters, Lament for the Departure of King James, Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon, Lament for Donald Duaghal Mackay, Lament for Donald of Laggan, Lament for the Duke of Hamilton, Lament Duncan Macrae of Kintail’s, Lament for the Earl of Antrim, Lament, Finlay’s, Lament, Glengarry’s, Lament for the Harp Tree, Lament John Garve MacLeod of Raasay’s, Lament Lady MacDonald’s, Lament for the Little Supper, Lament Lord Lovat’s, Lament MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s, No.1 Lament, MacDonald of Kinlochmoidart’s, No.2 Lament for MacDonald’s Tutor, Lament Mackintosh’s, Lament, MacLeod of MacLeod’s, Lament for MacSwan of Roaig, Lament for Mary MacLeod, Lament for the Old Sword, Lament for the only Son, Lament Patrick of MacCrimmon’s, Lament, Queen Anne’s, Lament for Red Hector of the Battles, Lament, Ronald MacDonald of Morar’s, Lament Sir James MacDonald of the Isles, Lament The Sister’s, Lament for the Union, Lament for the Viscount of Dundee, MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart, MacCrimmon will never return, Mackays’ Banner, MacLeod’s short tune, March, Black Donald’s, March, Donald Gruamach’s, March, Glengarry’s, Mary’s praise, Massacre of Glencoe, My King has landed in Moidart, Nameless, Cherede Darievea, Nameless, Hiharin dro o dro, Nameless, Hiharin odin, hiharin dro, Nameless, Hi hio tro tro, Nameless, Hihorodo Hao, Old Men of the Shells, Old Woman’s Lullaby, Parading of the MacDonalds, Park Piobaireachd, No. 1, Park Piobaireachd, No. 2, Piper’s warning to his Master, Praise of Marion, Pride of Barra, Red-speckled Bull, Rout of Glenfruin, Salute on the birth of Rory Mor MacLeod Salute, Chisholm’s Salute, The Earl of Seaforth’s Salute, the MacLeods’, Salute, MacLeod of Raasay’s, Salute, The Clan MacNab’s, Salute, Clan Ranald’s, Salute, Corrienessan’s, Salute to Donald, Salute, Lady Doyle’s,Salute, Lady Margaret MacDonald’s, Salute, The Prince’s, Salute, Struan Robertson’s, Scarce of Fishing, Sound of the Waves against the Castle of Duntroon, Spree, The big, Spree, The little, Too long in this condition, Tulloch Ard, Unjust Incarceration, Vaunting, Weighing from Land, You’re welcome Ewen
Piobaireachd Fingerwork by Jim McGillivray
Instruction in piobaireachd technique for the Intermediate and Advanced learners.
Jim McGillivray takes the approach of breaking the difficult technique of piobaireachd into small manageable pieces that are understandable and that come together into complete movements.
There are 118 exercises and five complete piobaireachds to help you put the exercises into practice.
All are recorded into mp3 files that are easily downloaded from a web location specified in the book.