‘Come and take choice of all my library and so beguile thy sorrow’ …… Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act IV, Scene 1.
Piping Press Audio Archive features bands and soloists of the past and present eras. If any reader has a recording they think might be suitable for the this archive please forward it on to the usual address.
We prefer recordings in the best quality possible but obviously we should not expect too much from older material. We have audio editing facilities which will be able to clean up a lot of extraneous noise. So the message is, if you have anything at all that you feel would be suitable and you would like to share it with the wider piping and pipe band community then forward it on. All recordings will be fully acknowledged and credited.
To download an audio lesson on any of the tunes you like click here and select either Ceol Mor Tuition for piobaireachd or Ceol Beag Tuition for light music.
Recordings are grouped in playlists. Scroll down to select the track you want to hear. These recordings are brought to you free thanks to the generosity of the pipers featured and thanks to your support for our advertisers and the Piping Press Shop.
John Bottomley’s third placed tune in the Shasta Piping Society’s composing competition for an original piobaireachd:
Dave Mason’s second-placed tune in the 2017 Shasta Piping Society Original Piobaireachd Composing Competition:
Jori Chisolhm’s winning tune in the 2017 Shasta Piping Society Original Piobaireachd Composing Competition:
Gordon McCready with the winning performance from the 2017 SPA Professional Piobaireachd competition:
Dr John MacAskill with the ground d of his own piobaireachd, Rubh an Dunain, reproduced courtesy Cailean Maclean, Skye:
Two marches from ‘wee’ Donald Maclean:
A lecture on the master piper and composer Willie Lawrie, Ballachulish. This is from our copy of a BBC programme compiled by Seumas MacNeill for the ‘Masters of Piping’ radio series:
A lecture on one of the giants of the past, P/M Robert Reid, made for BBC radio by Seumas MacNeill in the early 1970s as part of the ‘Masters of Piping’ series. The piping is by P/M RG Hardie:
Angus Nicol on Gaelic pronunciation of some piobaireachd titles. Click here to read the article which accompanies this recording:
P/M Gordon Walker plays light music:
John MacDonald, Inverness
P/M Alasdair Gillies
Captain Andrew Pitkeathly
William Geddes plays Ceol Mor
P/M Donald MacLeod
P/M Robert Reid