Libby O’Brien’s Report On Piping Live for Pipes|Drums

August 11, 2010
clipped from www.pipesdrums.com
Libby O’Brien of New Zealand, Australia and, now, Scotland reports on the first full day of festivities from the International Festival of Piping and surprises event herself

Pipes|Drums Commentary on UK Piobaireachd Society Set Tunes for 2011

April 29, 2010
clipped from www.pipesdrums.com

The Piobaireachd Society has determined the tunes that the world’s elite pipers will have to prepare and submit for the major solo competitions in 2011. The Senior and Gold Medal lists comprise mostly tunes that are generally seldom chosen by competitors, as well as rarely heard settings of well known compositions. The Silver Medal list consists of more commonly heard shorter tunes.

2010 Silver Medal Tunes: Where to Find Info? Update

May 1, 2009

I’m compiling a list of resources for theses tunes. I have the following information on the tunes (happy to recieve more):

  1. The Garden of Roses – DM Bk. 1 –Donald MacLeod Tutorial CD Vol. 3.  This will recorded by Robert Wallace as part of the College of Piping CD School, if anyone orders it.
  2. Lament for the Rowan Tree – DM Bk. 1  – Donald MacLeod Vol. 4.  World Masters Of Piping; P.M. Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition CD recorded in 2000, by Roddy MacLeod. The College of Piping CD School.
  3. Weighing from Land – PS Bk. 2. William Donaldsonpipes|drums. Recording – Masters of Piobaireachd Volume 8. The College of Piping CD School.
  4. You’re Welcome, Ewen Lochiel – PS Bk. 2. Recording – Masters of Piobaireachd Volume 10. Donald MacLeod Vol. 7. The College of Piping CD School.
  5. Fair Honey – PS Bk.  9. William Donaldsonpipes|drums. Donald MacLeod Vol. 18. This will recorded by Robert Wallace as part of the College of Piping CD School, if anyone orders it.
  6. Corrienessan’s Salute – PS Bk. 8. William Donaldsonpipes|drums. Roddy MacLeod Web siteRoddy MacLeod. Recordings – Roddy MacLeod MBE Piobaireachd Volume 1, The Piping Centre 1997 Recital Series Volume 3, Arthur Gillies.  Donald MacLeod Vol. 9. The College of Piping CD School.

pipes|drums Donaldson Analysis of 2009 UK Tunes

April 14, 2009
clipped from www.pipesdrums.com

Dr. William Donaldson’s ninth Set Tunes Series, an analysis of the piobaireachds assigned by the Piobaireachd Society to pipers competing in the 2009 major solo competitions, starts today with Dr. Donaldson’s introduction to the series, which he calls “Lost Pibroch.”

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