The Fyrish Collection, a digital pipe music book by Niall Matheson



This is a new digital, repeat digital, book by double Gold Medallist Niall Matheson. It has more than 50 tunes covering every genre of pipe music from ceòl mòr to jigs and reels. The composer’s works have already met with considerable acclaim. They are steeped in Highland character and lore, truly traditional but also modern. The book takes its name from Fyrish, a small hill monument behind Alness in Easter Ross pictured on the front cover.

The book has a page on the stories behind the titles of the tunes and also two full pages of very interesting photos of Niall covering his family and piping career. All tunes are perfectly laid out by expert designer Colin Melville in clear computer-based notation.

Of his work, Niall writes: ‘The tunes in this collection span the entirety of my piping career and represent many of my fondest memories over that time. They are mostly written in a traditional style, but I have always enjoyed and encouraged the development of piping from one generation to the next and.’ The book fits neatly onto all tablet devices.

  • Please note that once purchased the book download facilty expires after 30 days. Save it to your desktop or music folder. Make sure your computer or device allows downloads of 10MB. The downlaod link is top right in the acknowledgement receipt you will receive from the Piping Press Shop.

Listen to Niall playing part of one of his quality tunes, the ground of Lament for Sir Tommy MacPherson:


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