November 30, 2006

Donaldson set to release CD-ROM music collection

Dr. William Donaldson, familiar to pipes|drums readers over the years for his pioneering Set Tunes Series, will achieve another piping milestone on November 30 when the first-ever music collection on CD-ROM is released.

From Broadside to Broadband comprises original compositions by Donaldson, and many new arrangements of classical pipe tunes. More than 200 settings pieces are included on the disc, developed and distributed by Ceol Sean CDs.

In addition to notated scores, From Broadside to Broadband features several audio tracks, including recordings of the great fiddler J. Scott Skinner and Robert Nicol, and photos and drawings related to the tune-settings, notes and historical information.

William Donaldson is the author of The Highland Pipe and Scottish Society, considered by many to be a seminal work in the art.


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  1. I contacted CEOL SEAN for a copy of this product, and was told that it is not compatible with Macintosh due to special copyright protection feature. This is sad news indeed, and I hope there will be a solution/fix for this in the future!



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