Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Jeremy Kingsbury
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This show is (mostly) a bi-weekly podcast that explores the likely repertoire of eighteenth and early nineteenth century bagpipers, using historic music collections (written for bagpipes or not), performed on Uilleann pipes, Highland pipes and whistles. Every episodes notes include links to the historic sheet music when available. For information about my Albums Oyster Wives Rant, and Pay the Pipemaker go here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/albums For information about Jeremy and the instruments played on the show go here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/about
S6 E18 Drone Regulators Episode with a Harta Sample and tunes from Harta, Sean Reidy, David Asbrink and Juhan Suits
S6 E18: Drone Regulators Episode with a Harta Sample and tunes from Harta, Sean Reidy, David Asbrink and Juhan Suits This episode begins with a few tracks from Harta’s album, and then a tune from Cyberpiper (a Luxemberg Techno Uilleann piper) and then several folks experimenting with playing drones as a sort of regulator via extra tone holes or adjustable cork. First Sean Reidy uses a foot pedal to cork and uncork a drone on his Scottish Small pipes, then David Asbirink treats us to three tracks on Sweedish Bagpipes, and Juhan Suits shares a track on Estonian pipes both covering and uncovering tone holes on the drones across their laps. Check out Harta’s album here: https://hartaskye.bandcamp.com/album/harta You can Check out Cyberpiper’s stuff on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3CcW3ntOdd74juidHcKMoM Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theOneAndOnlyCyberpiper I play the Title Track off my Album where I experiment with playing the tone hole on my border pipes as a regulator of sorts: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/bannocks-of-barley-meal Sean Reidy Makes Good Music and you should listen any time you have a chance. I’m hoping he gets a link to me where that is more easily accomplished: You can Watch David Asbrink play some stellar tunes on his youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYJ61jQW7x2NGgOT9IVTsTQ/videos or listen to his tracks on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/davidasbrink You can watch the entire Juhan Suits video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgfuD_UuBn0 While not particularly Bagpipey I rather enjoyed listening to another of his projects on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/trio-romansid Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Sep 10
57 min
S6 Old Favorites Robert Bremner part 3 Bremner’s Guitar Tutor with Special Thanks to Ryan Kirk and Rob Turner
Tunes: Robert Bremner: Stadholders Minuet, Moorish Tunes, Mill Mill O, Willy was a Wanton Wag, and Black Joke. William McGibbon: Mill Mill O, Willie Was a Wanton Wag James Oswald: Burlesque on a Black Joak: Miscellaneous: Clare Dragoons, Braes a Mar Big Thanks To Ryan Kirk for the performance and write up. Head over to the Facebook page to tell him thanks! Thanks to Rob Turner for his Playing of James Oswald’s Burlesque on Black Joke. You can watch his youtube upoload of the tune, along with some stellar background information. https://youtu.be/vHFwsYbvZ-A As I said in the episode, be sure to check out the rest of his music on his Youtube channel: fiauto https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMNv7YozytBYTZHjyMGxO1A Bremner’s Guitar Tutorial settings for, Moorish Tunes, Mill Mill O, Willy was a Wanton Wag, Stadholders Minuet, and Black Joke: http://guitar-repertoire.com/musicalia/bremner-r-instructions-for-the-guitar-pdf/ Oswald: Burlesque on a Black Joak: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/94598288 O’Farrell’s The Black Joke with Variations: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/87780734 McGibbon’s Willy was a Wanton Wag: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105870384 Clare Dragoons: I just took off The Session https://thesession.org/tunes/777 But you might be entertained by this bizarre “Fennian War Echoes” Pamphlet with the Song: https://digital.library.temple.edu/digital/collection/p15037coll1/id/897 If you haven’t listened to The Dollop Episode about the Fenian Raids, it’s a pretty good laugh: https://allthingscomedy.com/podcasts/106---the-fenian-raids McGibbon’s Mill Mill O: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105869955 Here Is Ryan's Excellent write up if you'd like to see it as written: English Guitar Notes: Robert Bremner’s Instructions for the Guitar is a short tutor book containing a brief overview of the instrument and a small collection of popular English and Scottish tunes. The instrument described within is not what most people today would picture when they hear guitar. Instead of the six stringed Romantic or Spanish guitar - the direct ancestor to today’s classical and steel stringed instruments - the instrument described is what is now known as an English or Scottish guitar. This instrument had six courses of strings, but was a smaller teardrop shaped instrument strung with metal wire and tuned in open tunings. It is the ancestor to and most closely resembles the modern cittern or German waldzither. With its early wire strings and open tunings it was less suited to the more harmonically complex and delicate music played on the gut strung Spanish instrument. Nevertheless, it enjoyed widespread use as an instrument for popular and folk music. The ‘Instructions’ portion of the text is relatively brief. It explains the tuning of the instrument (an open C major chord) and a few rudimentary techniques. Interestingly it describes a simple strumming technique and also suggests an alternating plucking with the thumb and forefinger, a common technique on the lute and other early stringed instruments now known as ‘thumb under’ that approximates the effect of a plectrum. The musical selections themselves are mostly presented in simple settings. The music is provided in staff notation, rather than the tablature more commonly used for stringed instruments of the era. All of the music is transposed to C to fit the open chord tuning of the instrument. The texture is simple, mostly simple monophonic melody line with the odd open string drone or strummed open string chord for emphasis, when harmonically appropriate. In all but a few instances the music only calls on the player to strike notes on immediately adjacent strings, most often in melodic parallel thirds or a melody over an open drone string. There is none of the counterpoint, moving basslines, or harmonic figuration that is typical of Baroque or Romantic guitar repertoire. These factors along with the popular tunes suggests to me that the music was intended for an amateur audience and intended to be strummed as much as plucked. One could view the tutor as analogous to modern commercial ukulele books full of popular and folk tunes in simple arrangements. The various Moorish tunes are interesting and of particular note. They are all extremely short and simple with a strong pastoral sound of open ringing intervals evocative of hunting horns and reveilles, perhaps intended to conjure the image of the trumpets popularly associated with the military bands of the Ottoman Empire. In light of the above notes on the instrument itself, I have played the selected tunes on a modern steel string acoustic guitar, with a mix of pick and thumb and forefinger as appropriate. Ryan Kirk, Nova Scotia Canada (thanks again Ryan!) Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Aug 5
53 min
S6 Old Favorites again, Robert Bremner 1.5 and 2 Jack Lattin Revisited and Robert & James Bremner and the Declaration of Independence
Tunes: Part 1.5: Bremner: The Grant's Rant, The Carle He Came O'er the Craft, Miss Blair's Reel William Dixon: Jack Lattin John Sutherland: Jack Latone O'Farrell: Jack Lattin with Variations and on Part 2: Robert Bremner, Loch Ness, Feg for a kiss, The Cross Well of Edinburgh & Watermen’s Rant, Open the Door to Three & Invercaul’s Reel, Straglass House. James Bremner (By Way of Francis Hopkinson), Lady Coventry’s Minuett Robert Millar: Lady Coventry’s Minuett, St. Paul’s. Misc: Wha Saw the Forty Twa Kerr: Wha’ Widna Fecht Levey: Milk the Churn/ Gliogar an Mheadair (Fig for a Kiss) Be sure to check out the Phenomenal Video from ITMA about The Story of Jack Lattin For Their Drawing from the Well Series. https://youtu.be/V_QMFkdSFuo You can also Check Out Edwina Guckian’s Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfPuMrLhWjXydtXJnqss5QA 1750s Bremner’s The Grant’s Rant: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002999 Bremner’s The Carle he Came O’er the Craft: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002625 Bremner’s Miss Blair’s Reel: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002350 1733: William Dixon’s Manuscript is available here if you want to see the Border Pipe Setting for Jack Lattin: https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition 1780s: John Sutherland’s Setting for Jack Latone: (link to download PDF, tune is on page 34) http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/sutherland/suth-pp-1-40.pdf 1790s: For O’Farrell’s Setting for Jack Lattin with Variations: I mostly Use the ABC notation From Paul Kinder on Traditional Tune Archive: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Jackie_Layton It is quite a bit different from the ABC notation from Black’s Capeirish website: http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/working/source.folders/ofnim/ofnim_table.html Artwork for this Episode from David Allan “An Edinburgh Watercarrier with a Woman Standing at a Fountain” From the National Galleries of Scotland: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/8392/edinburgh-watercarrier-woman-standing-fountain?search=David%20Allan&search_set_offset=44 1757 Robert Bremner’s Loch Ness: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002614 1757 Robert Bremner’s Feg for a Kiss https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105003109 Levey’s Milk the Churn (Fig for a Kiss) https://tunearch.org/wiki/Gliogar_an_Mheadair Lady Coventry’s Minuet with Variations by James Bremner As appears in Francis Hopkinson’s “Selections” https://www.loc.gov/item/2010563317/ https://tile.loc.gov/storage-services/service/music/songinamerica/200187399/0022v.jpg The Book I was reading from came from: Anne McClenny Krauss, “Scotland and America in the Age of Enlightenment (Ediburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990). You can Download the Robert Millar Collection on Ross’s Music Page: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/music/index.html Robert Millar’s Lady Coventry’s Minuett can be found on this PDF Download (it is on page 15 of the PDF): http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/millar/pages65-80.pdf Robert Millar’s St. Paul Psalm can be found on this PDF Download (it is on page 6 of the PDF): http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/millar/pages17-32.pdf 1769 Robert Bremner’s Straglass (Strathglass) house: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104993968 1769 Robert Bremner’s Cross Well of Edinburgh: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104994078 1769 Robert Bremner’s Watermen’s Rant: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104994023 Misc.: Wha Saw the Forty Twa: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Wha_Saw_the_Forty_Twa Davies: A bit closer to “Davies” but couldn’t actually find the setting in Davies when I went hunting: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Wha_Wad%27na_Fecht_for_Charlie 1880’s Kerr Marry Melodies, vol. 2: Wha’ Widna Fecht: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Wha%27_Widna_Fecht For the Words and melody I grew up with you can watch the Corries: https://youtu.be/yWkv_J9wRmg 1769 Robert Bremner’s Open the Door to Three: (Goes all the way back to 17th Century Playford) https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104993968 1769 Robert Bremner’s Invercaul’s (Invercauld) Reel: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104994045 Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Jul 29
1 hr 9 min
S6 Old Favorites S4 E32 Robert Bremner, Vibratto Church Music, Alan Ramsay and William McGibbon
Tunes: Bremner: Elgin, Aberdeen Or St. Paul’s, Grant’s Rant, The Carle Came over the Craft, Blue Britches, Miss Blair’s Reel, Mary Scott, Blue Britches, Cuzzle Together. McGibbon: She Rose and Let me in, Cumbernauld House, Bottom of the Punch Bowl Daniel Wright: She Rose and let me in Tune Order: Elgin… Aberdeen…Mary Scott…She Rose and Let me In….She Rose and Let me In…Cumbernauld House, Bottom of the Punch Bowl… Blue Britches, Oyster Wive’s Rant….The Carle Came o’er the Craft…Cuzzle Together… Miss Blair’s Reel Cover Art is a Receipt from Robert Bremner’s Shop in London courtesy of the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/image/1544287001 Most of my Written Sources: 1750s To Read Bremner’s Short Treatise on Music: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/87722485 Robert Bremner, “Some Thoughts on the Performance of Concert Music” Early Music (Vol. 7, No. 1. 1979) pp. 48-57. I was quite thankful to use the Grove Music Online entries on William McGibbon and Robert Bremner, unfortunately I can only find links through my University Library, which will do you no good. Some good information from the Church of Scotland website on the Monymusk Revival: https://www.resourcingmission.org.uk/music/classical/landmarks-scottish-church-music-monymusk-revival The Newspaper Article I read from was Quoted in The Scots Magazine from April, 1755 Issue beginning on page 189. I found the relavent passage in the Google Books Edition on Page 341: https://books.google.com/books?id=_lwAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA341#v=onepage&q&f=false The Magazine talks about the issue at length, but I was directed to it from this Website: http://www.wgma.org.uk/Articles/NEScotland/article.htm 1750s Bremner’s The Grant’s Rant: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002999 1750s Bremner’s Elgin: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/87723589 1750s Bremner’s Aberdeen or St. Paul’s: (I found this setting after reading a much worse transcription, and I interpreted a note incorrectly, on 2 of the 3 parts, I did not go back to correct it….Robert Bremner would hate that his printed version was not even safe from change!) https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/87723721 Pre 1762 Bremner and Ramsay’s Mary Scott: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/74516572 1720s. Daniel Wright, Aria Di Camera She Rose and Let me In: https://archive.org/details/AriaDiCamera1727/page/n36/mode/1up Pre 1762 She Rose and Let me In from McGibbon, Bremner’s setting: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105003571 Pre 1762 McGibbon’s setting of Cumbernauld House: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105869658 Pre 1762 McGibbon’s setting of Bottom of the Punch Bowl: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105869526 Bremner’s Blue Britches: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105003032 Bremner’s Oyster Wive’s Rant: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105003175 Bremner’s The Carle he Came O’er the Craft: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002625 Bremner’s Cuzle Together: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105003230 Bremner’s Miss Blair’s Reel: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105002350 Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker Check out my new Album: Bannocks of Barley Meal here: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/bannocks-of-barley-meal You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Jul 16
1 hr 7 min
S6 E14 Eliza Ross Manuscript and Borrowed Scottish Smallpipes
S6 E14 Eliza Ross Manuscript and borrowed Scottish Smallpipes Tunes: Patrick MacDonald:The Mermaid Song, The Fishermen’s Song for Attracting Seals, Spoigan, Joseph MacDonald’s jig, Lord Reay’s Jig, and The Goatherd; Harris Dance Eliza Ross: Dark Girl of the Sheep, Dark Eyed one of the Night, Tune 70, Jolly Alasdair choice of all the girls, Mr. McKay’s Gig, Dark Girl of the White Feet, You Silly Fool Edward Bunting: Bonny Portmore William Vickers: Strike the Bell William Dixon: Little Wee Winking Thing Michael Grey: Whitby Runaround I am mostly playing Ray Sloan Smallpipes in Bb, he kindly provided the Image for the Episode art as well, Thanks Ray! You can check out Ray’s work here, http://www.borderbagpipes.com/index.html I also play a set of Walsh Shuttle pipes, you can check them out here: https://www.johnwalshbagpipes.com/Shuttle-Pipes/ I also Play a set of Jon Swayne Border Pipe Drones with a different chanter plugged into the split stock: https://www.jonswayne.com/ And finally, I include a clip of me playing the Shepherd Musette Bb smallpipes: https://www.shepherd-bagpipes.com/html/musette.html +X+X+X+X+ Patrick MacDonald 1784: Patrick MacDonald’s Collection: The Mermaid Song, The Fishermen’s Song for Attracting Seals, Spoigan, Joseph MacDonald’s jig, Lord Reay’s Jig, and The Goatherd; Harris Dance You can look at the original here: https://books.google.com/books?id=XCvLHYWLkFcC&newbks=0&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false The Reprinted edition with the tune names in the notes can be found here: https://www.scotlandsmusic.com/Product/SM-V7M9GD/the-patrick-mcdonald-collection +X+X+X+ Eliza Ross: You can Find Eliza Ross’s Collection here: 1812: Dark Girl of the Sheep, Dark Eyed one of the Night, Tune 70, Jolly Alasdair choice of all the girls, Mr. McKay’s Gig, Dark Girl of the White Feet, You Silly Fool from Eliza Ross’s Manuscript from the Isle of Raasay in 1812: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/cultural-heritage-collections/school-scottish-studies-archives/archive-pubs/eliza-ross-manuscript +X+X+X+ Edward Bunting Bonny Portmore from Bunting’s book, though he calls the Tune Have you seen my Valentine: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105814783 The setting I am playing is significantly different and I don’t have sheet music for it. I learned it by ear from various places, as well as playing a Choral setting on Uilleann pipes years ago. +X+X+X+ William Vickers 1770: Strike the Bell from William Vickers: http://www.farnearchive.com/farneimages/jpgs/R0310200.jpg +X+X+X+ William Dixon 1733: Little Wee Winking Thing from William Dixon: William Dixon’s Manuscript is available here: https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition +X+X+X+ I’d hate to say I’m playing Michael Grey’s setting of Whitby Runaround, cause it was very much from memory, and I had previously learned it with many unique interpretations on my own from ear, but you can get the music in Neil Dickie’s first book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14889701-first-book The Tidbit of Jimmy Blue I had in my head from my earliest pipe band days and Would be at a loss to direct you where to find it. +X+X+X+ Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Jul 1
53 min
S6: Cabar Féidh Vol II: Black and the Grey, Rakish Paddy with tracks from the Goodman Trio and Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
S6: Cabar Féidh Vol II: Black and the Grey, Rakish Paddy with tracks from the Goodman Trio and Tiarnan O Duinnchinn Tunes: William Dixon: Black and the Grey John Johnson: Black and the All Black Robert Topliff: The Black and the Grey Davies: John Patterson’s Mare Goes Foremost John Rook: The Black and the Grey William Gunn: John Patterson’s Mare Donald MacLeod: John Paterson’s Mare Cannon Goodman: Reel, From The Goodman Trio, Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain: The Cup of Tea, The Kerry Lassie. Francis O’Neill: Sporting Pat, Rakish Paddy Patsy Touhey: Rakish Paddy Tiarnan O Duinnchinn: Reggish Paddy, Special Thanks to The Goodman Trio, Mick O'Brien, Emer Mayock, Aoife Ní Bhriain: For letting me play, The Cup of Tea and The Kerry Lassie from “More Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts”. Check out the album here: https://goodmantunestrio.bandcamp.com/album/more-tunes-from-the-goodman-manuscripts Special Thanks to Tiarnan O Duinnchinn for letting me play the title track off his 2017 Album, Reggish Paddy. You can find it various places, and on Tiarnan’s Website: https://www.tiarnan.ie/ I mention Pete Stewart’s book, Welcome home my Deary, I highly recommend it, you can buy it here: http://www.hornpipemusic.co.uk/index.php Black and the Grey/ John Patterson’s Mare 1733: Black and the Grey from William Dixon https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition 1751 Black and All Black from Johnson’s Choice Collection of Country Dances http://www.cpartington.plus.com/Links/Johnson/Johnson%20Info.html 1815ish: The Black and the Grey from Robert Topliff “Selection of the Most Popular melodies of the Tyne and the Wear” https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104483250 1829: John Paterson’s Mare goes Foremost From Davies Caledonian Repository https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105000898 (The Big suite of tunes is here, I completely missed the first page of the set that establishes that it is a Piece to commemorate William Wallace, I’ll revisit this in a future episode) 1829: A Highland Battle Piece from Davie’s Caledonian Repository https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104998093 1840: Black and the Gray from Rook Manuscript: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/rook/rook_pages/075.htm 1848: John Paterson’s Mare: William Gunn’s Caledonian Repository https://ceolsean.net/content/Gunn/Gunn_TOC.html Mid 20th Century: John Paterson’s Mare from Donald MacLeod Irish Settings 1860s: Reel (Cabar Fey) From Goodman: http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=152&z=-239.9692%2C1213.7862%2C8184.6391%2C4299.1055 1860s: The Cup of Tea and The Kerry Lassie from the Goodman Trio: https://goodmantunestrio.bandcamp.com/album/more-tunes-from-the-goodman-manuscripts 1860s: The Cup of Tea, http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=162&z=144.6097%2C1816.3145%2C8677.6066%2C3101.8519 The Kerry Lassie From Goodman: http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-one#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=51&z=125.8751%2C1430.3987%2C8677.6066%2C3101.8519 1915: Sporting Pat from O’Neill’s Irish Music https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Sporting_Pat_(1) 1907: Rakish Paddy from O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Rakish_Paddy 1904ish: Rakish Paddy from Patsy Touhey, Thanks to the Ward Irish Music Archives! https://wardarchives.pastperfectonline.com/archive/3D84DA80-A5F4-466B-99CC-118654363671 2017: Reggish Paddy, Bunch of Regulator Keys from Tiarnan O Duinnchinn https://www.tiarnan.ie/recordings Fin Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Jun 18
46 min
S6: Cabar Féidh Volume I: 1734-2022 with tracks from Barry Shears and Brian May
Tunes: Walker Jackson: Jackson’s Humours of Panteen, Jackson’s Nightcap, Jackson’s Morning Brush David Young: Caper Fei John Sutherland: Caper Fey O’Farrell: Caper Fey Alexander MacKay: Cabar Feidh Robert Millar: Caperfeigh William Gunn: Cabar Feidh Angus MacKay: Cabar Feigh William Ross: Caber Feidh Cannon Goodman: “Reel” J&R Glen: Caber Feigh Logan: Caberfeidh Barry Shears: Cabar Feidh, (Settings 59, 99, 159, 206) And a Set of: Caber Feidh (206), Beaver Cove as a reel (94), Chan eil ginni ormsa (177) and Caber Feidh (159). +X+X+X+ If you see this in time come visit at 6 PM US Central time on June 3rd to celebrate my album launch of Bannocks of Barley Meal! https://fb.me/e/3BvpXpa2T You can check out Bannocks of Barley Meal on Bandcamp, I hope to have Physical copies available soon: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/bannocks-of-barley-meal Thanks to Barry Shears for the set of tunes, you can see his website here: https://capebretonpiper.com/ Thanks to Brian May for his playing of Cabar Feidh, you can check out Brian’s website here: https://www.brianmaybagpiper.com/ +X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+ Set from Bannocks of Barley Meal: 1774: Jackson’s Humours of Panteen, Jackson’s Nightcap, Jackson’s Morning Brush. All are from Walker Jackson’s own book, Jackson’s Celebrated Irish Tunes. http://www.capeirish.com/webabc/working/source.folders/jcit/jcit_table.html Caber Feidh: 1734 Caper Fei From Drummond Castle Manuscript, likely by David Young http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/drummond2.pdf 1785: Caper Fey From John Sutherland’s Manuscript http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/musicfiles/manuscripts/sutherland/suth-pp-121-160.pdf 1808: Caper Fey from O’Farrell’s Pocket Companion: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Papers/ofarrellspc4.pdf 1822: Cabar Feidh from Alexander MacKay’s Islay collection: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104488178 1848: Cabar feidh from William Gunn’s Caledonian Repository https://ceolsean.net/content/Gunn/Gunn_TOC.html 1854: Cabar Feigh from Angus MacKay’s Piper Assistant: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105007036 1869: Caber Feidh from William Ross’s Collection of Pipe Music https://ceolsean.net/content/WRoss/Book06/Book06%2023a.pdf https://ceolsean.net/content/WRoss/WRoss_TOC.html 1860s: Reel (Cabar Fey) From Goodman: http://goodman.itma.ie/volume-three#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=152&z=-239.9692%2C1213.7862%2C8184.6391%2C4299.1055 1870: Caber Feigh from John and Robert Glen's Collection for the Great Highland Bagpipe https://ceolsean.net/content/JRGlen/Book02/Book02%2027.pdf 1899: Caberfeidh from Logan's Collection of Highland Bagpipe Music https://ceolsean.net/content/Logan/Book05/Book05%2043.pdf 20th Century Settings from Nova Scotia: Barry Shears: Cabar Feidh, (Settings 59, 99, 159, 206) all available in Play it Like You Sing It Volume 2: I was able to find my copy of Play it Like You Sing it Volume 2 at the Pipers Hut: https://www.thepipershut.com/play-it-like-you-sing-it-volume-2-by-barry-shears.html Thanks to Barry Shears for the set of tunes, you can see his website here: https://capebretonpiper.com/ And I didn’t Ask Brian what setting he was playing, but thanks to Brian May for his playing of Cabar Feidh, as a Strathspey; you can check out Brian’s website here: https://www.brianmaybagpiper.com/ +X+X+X+ Setting I didn’t Play: Robert Bremner’s Setting from 1769 Country Dances for Caper Fey (I Didn’t play this one as it was too dependent on a leading note and far reaches of the second octave. https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/104993990 FIN +X+X+ Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Jun 2
1 hr 10 min
S6 E11 New Pipes, New Books, New Album
Pete Stewart: La Muse au Gros Bourdon, Hunts Up, The Buffens, Bransle d’Escosse I, Salt Fish and Dumplings, Softly Robin. Iain Gelston: The Seagulls’ March, Renee O’Brien’s Traditional?: An Dro Straight and Skillern: The Cave Enchantment Jeremy Kingsbury: Mio and the Land Far Away, John Charles’ Fireproof Pipes, William Dixon: Minuet Edward the second. LBPS Blue Book: I’ll Gang Nae Mair Tae Yon Toon, The Mill, the Mill O’, Wee Totum Fogg, Ye Banks and Breas of Bonnie Doon, My Love, She’s but a Lassie yet Aird: Bannocks of Barley Meal Eliza Ross: Alasdair of the Stoups & The Big Foot of the Deceitful One +X+X+X+ If you want to attend my Album Launch on June 3rd follow this link: https://fb.me/e/3BvpXpa2T If you want to order a set of Jon Swayne Pipes you can check them out here: https://www.jonswayne.com/bagpipes You can Pick up Pete Stewart’s Book I’m playing through, “Robin With the Bagpipe” here: https://goodbagpipes.com/index.php/rwtb All of Pete’s Other Books you should pick up here to support him: http://www.hornpipemusic.co.uk/index.php You can Pick up Iain Gelston’s second book I am playing from here: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/iain-gelston/the-new-shields-garland-volume-2/hardcover/product-d4md6d.html?page=1&pageSize=4 You can Get William Dixon’s Book Here: https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition You can Download the LBPS Blue Book for free and read through the excellent tunes here: https://lbps.net/j3site/index.php/repertoire/miscellaneous-collections/379-the-blue-book-committee-sessions-repertoire You can check out Archie’s Great Youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dublinpiper/videos +X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+ Music +X+X+X+ 1775: Cave of Enchantment, Exeter Change both from Straight and Skillern’s 1775 edition: https://imslp.org/wiki/204_Favourite_Country_Dances_(Various) 1987: Mio and the Land of Far Away you may still be able to find the film on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma19N71VZNY Bannocks of Barley Meal Track: Bannocks of Barley Meal, Alasdair of the Stoups & The Big Foot of the Deceitful One Music +X+X+X+ 1780s: Bannocks Of Barley Meal, I’m using a setting from Volume V of Aird/MacFadyen’s Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs: https://archive.org/stream/selectionofscotc00rugg#page/n69/mode/1up 1812: Alasdair of the Stoups & The Big Foot of the Deceitful One can be found in Eliza Ross’s Manuscript: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/cultural-heritage-collections/school-scottish-studies-archives/archive-pubs/eliza-ross-manuscript Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can get merch for the show at bagpipeswag.com/wetootwaag You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
May 21
1 hr 7 min
S6 E 10 A conversation with Jamie Campbell about William Dixon
Tunes: William Dixon: Golden Locks, My Love Comes Passing By Me, Black and the Grey +X+X+X+ You can Watch Jamie’s Dixon Playthrough on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F52UGXWQ98k&list=PLDGa4AoVJA1TGzIM85KEkOKLZKNbQNljq If you want to buy some Podcast Merch Get it here: https://www.bagpipeswag.com/product-page/wetootwaag-unisex-t If you don’t have a copy yet you can pick up a copy of William Dixon’s Manuscript several places: https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition You can find Pete Stewart’s books here: http://www.hornpipemusic.co.uk/index.php Mr. Preston’s Hornpipe Played by Pete Stewart: https://youtu.be/6TXJphyjFfw FIN Here are six ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
May 6
1 hr 8 min
s6e09 Mini Episode Livestream announcement
Tunes: William Dixon: Jack Lattin, Edward the Second, New Way to Morpeth. +X+X+ Hey Everyone, I just wanted to post this quick announcement that I’ll be doing a livestream on Monday night, hopefully with my new pipes. If they don’t come in time I’ll still play some tunes. The Live Stream will be on Facebook at 6 PM US Central Time, Monday April 25th, you can attend following the below link: https://fb.me/e/2j85yJyZt +X+X+ The pipes were in part made possible thanks to record sales of Pay the Pipemaker, so we’re playing some tunes from that album on the episode, you can buy physical copies here: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 Or on bandcamp here: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can also buy merch here: https://www.bagpipeswag.com/wetootwaag +X+X+X+ 1733: Jack Lattin is on my first Album, Oyster Wive’s Rant, you can buy it here: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or physical copies here: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 Sheet music is from William Dixon’s Manuscript: https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition You should check out ITMA's excellent Jack Lattin episode of Drawing from the Well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_QMFkdSFuo 1733: Edward the Second Minuet and New Way to Morpeth are both on Pay the Pipemaker: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker Or Physical copies here: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 The music is from William Dixon: https://www.mattseattle.scot/product-page/the-master-piper-new-edition FIN Here are some ways you can support the show: You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag You can also take a minute to leave a review of the podcast if you listen on Itunes! Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast! You can also support me by Buying my First Album on Bandcamp: https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes or my second album on Bandcamp! https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker You can now buy physical CDs of my albums using this Kunaki link: https://kunaki.com/msales.asp?PublisherId=166528&pp=1 You can just send me an email at wetootwaag@gmail.com letting me know what you thought of the episode! Listener mail keeps me going! Finally I have some other support options here: https://www.wetootwaag.com/support Thanks! Listen on Itunes/Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/wetootwaags-bagpipe-and-history-podcast/id129776677 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5QxzqrSm0pu6v8y8pLsv5j?si=QLiG0L1pT1eu7B5_FDmgGASupport Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast
Apr 24
14 min
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