Written for all piping enthusiasts, this is not an academic study but instead aims to pass on the piping lore that used to be handed down with the music to piping pupils, but is no longer. Written in a light and readable style, the book covers the Outer Isles from Mingulay to Lewis. It takes a wide sweep of the pipers, places, and piping stories of the islands, including many renowned 20th-century pipers such as “Wee Donald” MacLeod and the Peters MacLeod, as well as pipers from the 18th and 19th centuries. Old Gaelic poems about pipers give a glimpse of piping in the Uists and Benbecula in the 18th century. Notes on the tunes also give guidance to the mood of a piece.
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About the Author
Bridget Mackenzie is a former lecturer in Old Norse at the University of Glasgow. She has published a number of articles and books on piping, including Piping Traditions of Argyll, Piping Traditions of the Inner Isles, Piping Traditions of the Isle of Skye, and Piping Traditions of the North of Scotland. She has received a Saltire Society award for her contribution to the understanding of Highland culture.