June 12, 2023

2023 Set Tunes Series: ‘One of the Cragich’

Since 2001, Dr. William Donaldson has been contributing his Set Tunes Series for pipes|drums readers. Now comprising more than 170 piobaireachds, the series is the world’s largest free online repository of ceol mor.

Each piece includes all known published manuscripts, often from obscure publications only available from the National Library in Edinburgh, and most are accompanied by a sound recording of Donaldson’s interpretation and analysis of the tune.

The latest installment is the quirkily-titled “One of the Cragich,” a brief piece found only in Colin Mór Campbell’s Nether Lorn Canntaireachd.

Just click on the image to go to the Set Tunes section of pipes|drums, each painstakingly researched and analyzed by Donaldson, resulting in the largest single collection of published source material in one place.

Stay tuned to pipes|drums for the next in Willie Donaldson’s 2023 Set Tunes Series.






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