New Letters: Crieff, Piobaireachd Embellishments etc.

Letters today from Alan Cardwell re his father Denver, Matt Pantaleoni re the Crieff debacle and Jimmy McIntosh on piobaireachd embellishments. The latter mentions John MacDonald of Inverness, Seumas MacNeill, John MacFadyen, Capt. John MacLellan, Ed Neigh, Jim McGillivray and Bob Worrall. Read all letters  here. William MacLean’s transliteration of the Gesto Canntaireachd has just passed its 100th download. The book is free here. Read about P/M MacLean here. There’s…

New Books Available for Free Download

Today we make available two books which will be of interest to piobaireachd enthusiasts. The first is a copy of the Gesto Canntaireachd first issued in 1828 and compiled by Captain Niel Macleod of Gesto from tunes taken from ‘John MacCrimmon’. The second is P/M William MacLean’s transliteration of this book into staff notation. Read more about the pipe major and his work here. He is pictured above. Both books…