pipetunes.ca presents . . . Tune of the Month: “Pipe-Major Willie Gray’s Farewell to the Glasgow Police”

Published: November 30, 2010

Jim McGillivray continues his exclusive series with “Pipe-Major Willie Gray’s Farewell to the Glasgow Police,” one of the great 2/4 marches from the hand of John MacDonald, Glasgow Police. Subscribers to pipes|drums can enjoy a fascinating look into the story behind the tune, as well as an instructional sound file by Jim McGillivray of his own rendition of the tune on the Deger pipe.

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