Small Tunes Podcast: “Miss Haswell’s Favorite”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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In this episode we hit the dance halls of 18th century Perthshire for “Miss Haswell’s Favorite” by Duncan MacIntyre. Variants of the tune are mostly known by the…

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Small Tunes Podcast: “Saint Columba”

Friday, July 3, 2015
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This episode’s tune is “Saint Columba,” a march/polka named for the ancient Irish Christian saint. Columba, or “Columcille” as he is known, spearheaded an age of high learning…

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Small Tunes Podcast: “Cuaich Side”

Friday, February 6, 2015
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This episode’s tune is “Cuaich Side,” a rather modern sounding reel from the nineteenth century composed by William MacDonald. William MacDonald was a premier piper of the middle…

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Small Tunes Podcast: “Collin the Piper”

Friday, October 31, 2014
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No Samhain celebration is complete without a spooky story and a tune. Today’s Small Tunes podcast is a tale that brings together a bagpiper, a puca, and Angus…

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Small Tunes Podcast: “Kilmartin Castle”

Friday, October 17, 2014
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Today’s tune is an inviting quick march “Kilmartin Castle,” composed in the late nineteenth century by Donald Campbell. The real Kilmartin Castle still stands overlooking the village of…

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