pipetunes.ca presents . . . Tune of the Month: “The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society”

Published: August 31, 2010
pipetunes.ca presents . . . Tune of the Month: “The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society” Published: August 31, 2010

Jim McGillivray continues his exclusive series with "The Royal Scottish Pipers' Society," one of the greatest marches ever composed - a tune from the pen of one of history's most elusive and enigmatic subjects, Roderick Campbell. Subscribers to pipes|drums can enjoy a fascinating look into what's known of Campbell's life. Jim McGillivray also provides an instructional sound file of his own playing of the tune on the Deger pipe.

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