Pan-Celtic paean

Published: December 31, 2006

The Fred Morrison Collection of bagpipe music ¨C oh, and whistle tunes, too! ¨C will be a welcome addition to any piper’s collection. All the tunes are Fred’s own compositions, but the content supports a paradoxically apt subtitle: “collection . . .rr

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