Skinner’s “The Flower o’ the Quern” a fiddle classic that translates beautifully to pipes

Published: March 31, 2011
Skinner’s “The Flower o’ the Quern” a fiddle classic that translates beautifully to pipes Published: March 31, 2011

pipetunes.ca presents . . . Tune of the Month: "The Flower o' the Quern" - Master piper Jim McGillivray delves into the life and times and genius of the great Scottish fiddler, James Scott Skinner, also one of the major contributors to the Highland pipe-music repertory. McGillivray brings to pipes|drums' subscribers a previously unpublished setting of an air, arranged for pipes by him and Ayrshire's Janette Montague.

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