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 Piobaireachd Tutor Book
The Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor is produced by The National Piping Centre in Scotland. This book is a very comprehensive tutor on learning to Piobaireachd. This tutor will teach you about the proper technique and give you a basic understanding of canntaireachd (mouth music).
It no longer comes with a CD. The tunes can now be found on The National Piping Centres website
Highland Bagpipe Tutor – Book 1
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 is produced by The National Piping Centre in Scotland. The “green book” is by far one of the best selling bagpipe tuition books.
This is a great starting point for those wanting to learn how to play the bagpipes. It has been the starting point for a lot of today’s great pipers.
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.
Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 2
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 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.
Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 3
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 3 is a natural progression from the Green Tutor Book 1.
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.
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.
Piobaireachd Society Bound Collection
The Piobaireachd Society Collection contains all 16 books in a single bound copy.
This collection contains some of the best known and most popular piobaireachds.
The bound collection is ordered specially for you. Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.
A most curious collection of tunes arranged for the highland bagpipe. The music for Privy Piping will not be found in any of your standard piping books.
Privy Piping is a branch of piping practiced by pipers in strictest privacy or in the company of closest friends.
So, next time you are at a gathering of close friends and are asked to play your pipes – give them something unexpected like one of these non-traditional bagpipe tunes.
All Through The Night / Amazing Grace / The Bear Went Over The Mountain / Blow The Man Down / Brahm’s Lullaby / Buffalo Gal / Caisson’s Go Rolling Along / Comin’ Thru The Rye / De Camptown Races / Deep In The Heart Of Texas /
Flintstones Theme / Frere Jacques / Good Night Ladies / Green Grows The Lilac / Hail, Hail The Gang’s All Here / A Home In The Woods / Home On The Range / Hush Little Baby / I’ve Been Working On The Railroad / Jesus Loves Me /
Jesus Loves The Little Children / La Cucaracha / London Bridge Is Falling Down / Marine Corps Hymn / Mary Had A Little Lamb / Molly Malone / Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem / Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone /
Old Folks At Home / Old Mac Donald Has A Farm / On Top Of Old Smokey / Over The River And Through The Woods / Pop Goes The Weasel / Red River Valley / Row, Row, Row Your Boat / She’ll Be Comin’ Round The Mountain /
Sidewalks Of New York / Sing A Song Of Sixpence / Skip To My Lou / Softly Now The Light Of Day / Streets Of Laredo / Sweet Betsy From Pike / Theme From Masterpiece Theatre / Three Blind Mice / Thunderers March /
We Wish You A Merry Christmas / When Johnny Comes Marching Home / When The Saints Go Marching In / Will You Come Out West / Yankee Doodle