In this episode, we dive back into the Campbell Canntaireachd for a tune that suggests a stronger piping link between Ireland and Scotland than we typically consider. Listen to the podcast for more history and a rendition on the bagpipe.
It’s been a while, but here we are with another installment of Small Tunes! On this episode I give to you “Keppoch Desolate” a very old slow air. The original Keppoch area of the old Highlands is a point of land in the region of Lochaber between Loch Linnhe and Loch Leven. The region was titled […]
It’s been quite a while since the last Small Tunes Podcast. Let’s catch up with “Home Rule,” a tune that dates from Ireland of the mid- to late 19th century. Home Rule was a powerful political idea that stood at the heart of much of the social turmoil in Ireland from about the 1860s to […]
Small Tunes Podcast: “Hodin Hiotra,” One of the Cragich, from the Campbell Canntaireachd by Vince Janoski
On this episode I present an unpublished piobaireachd interpreted directly from the Nether Lorn Canntaireachd, or Campbell Canntaireachd as it is known. The two volumes of the Campbell Canntaireachd have been an inexhaustible resource for students of piobaireachd for nearly two hundred years. The original manuscripts still exist at the Royal Library in Edinburgh and […]
I think this tune title ranks up there with “Thump the Bitches” as my favorite of all time! By all accounts, this tune is a very old melody. If you were to do any research on the tune you would come up with numerous, incorrect attributions to Robert Burns composing the song and lyrics in […]