Photograph of Willie MacLean, Balinoe, at Heylipol Church, ca 1970
Colour photograph of Willie MacLean, Balinoe (1920-2011), entering Heylipol Church with his bagpipes where he was playing at a wedding.
Audio recording of Willie MacLean, Balinoe, in 2008
Audio recording on minidisc of Wille MacLean giving a short recital to Maggie Campbell of the tunes of his collection of old songs. Recorded at his house in Upper Balinoe on 6/6/08.
Loose sheets of handwritten Gaelic songs
Ten loose sheets of paper of handwritten Gaelic songs and poems. Belonged to William MacLean, Balinoe (1929-2011).
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Minutes of the Tiree Gun Club AGM, 2007
Minutes from the Annual General Meeting of the Tiree Gun Club on 3rd June 2007.
CD of songs written and performed by William MacLean, Balinoe
Copied CD of 10 Gaelic songs written and performed by William MacLean, Balinoe (1920-2011).
Letter about a tune specially written for Robert Beck by Willie MacLean
Handwritten letter from Robert Beck, Ruaig, to William MacLean, Balinoe, thanking him for the tune that he wrote specially for Mr Beck, bagpipe master. Dated 23/1/2007.
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Collection of 20 notebooks and loose sheets of Gaelic songs and poems
Collection of 9 large (A4) and 11 small (A6) notebooks containing hundreds of handwritten songs and poems in Gaelic. Belonged to William MacLean, Balinoe (1929-2011).
Manuscripts of two pipe tunes written for Robert Beck, Tiree
Two sheets of original pipe music composed for Pipe Major Robert Beck of Tiree (on his retirement?): (1) photocopy of printed manuscript entitled “Robert Beck of Tiree” composed by Pipe Major Barry Donaldson, a hornpipe, (2) photocopy of handwritten manuscript entitled “P.M.Robert Beck” by Willie MacLean, Balinoe, a slow air in waltz time.
Handwritten pipe tune `Sandaig Bay` by Willie MacLean, Balinoe, 1996
Sheet of hand-written pipe music `Sandaig Bay` by Willie MacLean of Balinoe in 1996