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Coming up..

Free Bagpipe Workshop
0900 -1145
Town Hall, High Street, Auchtermuchty, Fife.

When? 

Saturdays when demand dictates, only needs to be a few pipers, learners or more experienced, likely to be 19th or 26th of October, unless there's a demand. 

We could start something here, all you pipers who want to get together for a fun team practice. No slacking on the technical demands, but that's how it becomes fun, doing it right, - right? 

 Let me know if you're interested. 

This workshop is likely to be run periodically throughout the year, depending on interest. Bring your pipes and/ or practice chanter or just yourself and join in the workshop. What's involved in learning to tuning pipes, where to buy pipes or equipment, how to 'hemp up', or simply improve your playing technique. You bring the agenda.

Also the possibility of individual or group tuition, starting at £8 per person for a group of up to 6 of similar standard, usually beginners. £15 for individual tuition. This could be a regular lesson if Saturday morning suits you. 

Lesson timings

0900 - 0945

1000 - 1045

1100 - 1145

Please get in touch to let me know your standard (beginner/ novice/ intermediate/ advanced, etc.) to book or enquire. 

 

 

MacInnes, - hunting sett II (personal) MacInnes, - hunting sett II (personal)

Philamor Highland Bagpiping

 

 

Tune Compositions..

I have been very fortunate to have had one or two commission for bagpipe music to celebrate a special event or tribute. This aspect of bagpiping is something I am especailly keen on, so if you have anything at all that you would like to celebrate/ remember/ commemorate with a specially composed tune for the bagpipes, then get in touch to discuss your requirements.

I don't have a bank of unheard tunes waiting to surface, so some 'grey matter' time is always apreciated to allow my composing head to kick into gear. Once the assemblance of the tune is agreed to be suitable for you, payment is required and then the project is completed.

Tune commissions start at £12 (minimum PDF printable file and MP3 audio file)
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Many of my own compostions, as well as many other pipers tunes, are posted on a website for anyone to view, so the links below will take you to that tune's page on the Real Viper Piper site, from where you can see the tune, download the PDF to peruse and the MP3 to listen to if you so desire. I have set a new window to open so you don't lose this site.

I hope you enjoy my forays into bagpipe music composition. All I ask is that you credit the composer, Andi MacInnes (Fife, Scotland) whenever required.

Every now and then, a tune/ tile/ theme just pops up and with that sometimes flows a bit of prose to back up the tune and, as with 'Wee Tommy's Adventure'. In the case of 'Coll Iso Ell', a photo as well.  As ye do!

If you are dabbling around on the Viper Piper site and see any of my tunes (philamor) without an MP3, they may be some years old so let me know and I'll update the music file and send you a copy.

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The Truce at Garlabank - Strathspey. Click HERE to view


Col Iso Ell - 2/4 March -
HERE


Wee Tommy's Adventure - 2/4 March - HERE

 

The Guardian - 2/4 March - HERE


The Melee - Jig - HERE

 

Div'ee Ken the Horse? - 4/4 March - HERE

 

Fifty Years Crossing the Forth - 2/4 March - HERE