Tag Archives: pipe music

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2019.12.2

Photocopy of the original handwritten manuscript of the pipe tune ‘Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree’ composed by Peter MacFarquhar in his memory. Lachlan MacPhail was a sea captain from Clachan who played a part in tricking the enemy during WWII.

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2018.44.1

CD ‘The Tiree Songbook’, by various singers and musicians, 2017. Double CD of a collection of 21 tracks of traditional music and songs known as favourites on Tiree. Artists include Euan Burton, Donald-Iain Brown, Marie Fielding, James Graham, Mary Ann Kennedy, Calum MacCrimmon, Anna Massie, Linda MacLeod, Ian Smith, Iain Brown, Ishbel Campbell, Murdina MacLean, Bernard Smith, John C Campbell, Alastair Campbell, Anne Johnston, Finaly Johnston, Gordon Rowan, Kyle Rowan, Campell Brown, Daniel Gillespie, Angus MacPhail. Recorded during 2016 and 2017 at An Talla, Tiree, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Watercolour Music, Ardgour, Crois Geur Studio, Kilmoluaig, and the National Piping Centre, Glasgow.

Track titles: Chuir iad an t-suil a Pilot; Cumha do dh’Iain Domhnallach; ‘S e Tiriodh an t-eilean as biodhche; Marbhrann do Mhrs Noble; An tir iosal lurach; Cachaileith to Corrairigh; Oran nam priosanach; Lag nan Cruachan; Calum Salum’s salute to the seals; A Chaluim Bhig; Aisling cuimhn’; Oran nan grudairean; Bithibh aotrom; The ‘Sgirisdeach’ set; Tha mi fo churaim; Donald Campbell set; Mo chaol thar chaich.

2017.59.1

Chanter belonging to Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Tiree and Glasgow (1889-1961), who was a great piper and writer of Gaelic poems and bagpipe tunes, and who had a pipe tune named after him. The chanter was presented to An Iodhlann by his eldest grandson on behalf of Lachlan’s three daughters Isabel, Cath and Margaret, who spent the holidays in Tiree in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 55 – Chanter

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2017.27.1

DVD compilation of sections of old films about Tiree, made in 2016 from videos held in An Iodhlann amongst others. Includes footage of: ferries, the Mary Stewart, Scarinish harbour, Scarinish Hotel, the ringing stone, Nester and Gavin Carter’s bakery and bread making, school bus driven by butcher Donald MacLean, The Reef, livestock health, Balephetrish, Mannal, Balemartine, Baugh, Tiree High School, children singing a traditional Gaelic hunting song, accordion music and several accordionists, Gaelic songs sung by locals at a ceilidh, thatched houses and thatching with Hector Brown, Alexander MacNeill’s opinions on thatched houses (1985),  Am Bail Ur in Balephuil, Iain MacKinnon talking in Gaelic and English in his house at Kilmoluaig, Hynish harbour and buildings, harvesting and stooks, Cornaig mill, livestock sales, airport, bands, Balevullin, An Iodhlann, Tiree Music Festival, Travee, aerial view of a seal swimming, bicycles, schoolyard games, sheep shearing, Gott Bay pier, cattle, pipe music, shops, ships, Vaul, timelapse film of the sky as the sun sets and rises, young Eilidh Campbell and her brother talk in Gaelic about life on Tiree. Other people include: Ann Carter, Douglas Carter, Sinclair Carter, Olwen Carter, Monica Smith (nee Davis), Neil MacPhail, Angus MacPhail, Mairi Campbell, Bernard Smith, Iain MacDonald, Iain Brown, Iain MacLean, Myra Brown, Hector Campbell, Alex MacArthur, Gordon Connell.

2017.25.1

CD ‘Sguaban à Tìr and Eòrna: Traditions of Tiree’, Scottish Tradition Series no. 27, School of Scottish Studies, Edinburgh University, 2016. A collection of 29 tunes, songs, poems, hymns and other recordings in Gaelic and English. Includes a booklet edited by Margaret A MacKay and Donald E Meek. Compiled for A’ Bhuain – Tiree Homecoming 2016.

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