This tune is traditional. It is believed it was written in the early 1700s. Apparently Old Wife in this context is slang for spider. Another title speaks of Sacred Women of the Mill. I recorded each part individually on a practice chanter, whereas I recorded the entire tune on kitchen pipes. Tune in its […]
mixolydian scale The Bagpipes has a range of nine notes, low G to high A. The bagpipe scale is tuned close to but not exactly on the “concert bb” scale. The traditional (western) scale is tone-tone-semitone-tone-tone-tone-semitone, with the octave divided almost evenly into 12 parts. The Bagpipe scale is an octave (fairly) evenly divided into […]
There are two octave-scales on the bagpipe: low G to high G; and low A to high A. Don’t confuse the range (one octave plus one note) with the scales. An octave of notes on the bagpipes would be (low) A B C D E F (high) G (high) A; or, (low) G (low) A […]
I was interviewed by Air106 about the Airdrie Gaelic Society and the Airdrie Scots Pipes and Drums. There will be a followup interview Monday about the Burns Night dinner, after which the segment will air. As well, I will be interviewed in the near future on their Morning Show.
I was just interviewed by a writer for the Echo. The article is expected to be in next week’s paper, though it might be delayed a week. We spoke about Scottish Culture, heritage, the bagpipes, learning the pipes, etc.
Same as with my last post, I did some sounds effect editing (eq, treble boost, etc) to try and smooth out the quality of recording (vice quality of playing 🙂 ) on a 3 part harmony. This one fades out, so it sounds like the band is marching away 🙂 Here, without the fade, […]
I spent some quality time with my recording studio this evening. After many takes (5 tracks mixed down in this version) I’ve rendered this lovely tune. If the tune doesn’t start automagically, you need to click on the tune bar just to the left of the 0:00 time indicator.