An excellent collection of pipe tunes from composer and piper John Drew.

John, who originally hails from Perthshire is currently living in Glasgow, he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree having completed a BMus Performance degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2020.

This much-anticipated collection contains over 80 new compositions, including tunes played by John Drew, Ur: The Future of Our Past, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Traditional Music Ensemble, SIMMITRI, and Inveraray and District Pipe Band.

This collection aims to bring new tunes to the competition and folk music scenes.

All tunes composed and typeset by John Drew.

Table Of Contents:

Marches:
Freeland House
Compliments To The Teaching Of Willie McCallumClimbing Schiehallion
The Glasgow Calendonian Fiddle Orchestra
Duncan Beattie
Wilson Brown Of Crieff
Dalhousie Court
Larry Lindsay
The Battle Of Hamel
Ceilidh For Callum
Cameron Whitelaw
Barony Hall
The Crieff Highland Games
Six Months Later
The Roses of Upper Inverroy
Cave D'U'nang

Strathspeys:
Lucky charm
MacRosty Park
Lunan Bay
A Dunblane Ceilidh
The Tower On Kinnoull Hill
Chateau Unang
Otago To McPhater
The Chimnea

Reels:
Iain Lowther
Bee In The Ring
The Hamper
Well Dealt
Loose Ferruls
Magic Mead
On Mute
Stirring The Soup
Sniffy Stu
Brand New
Dallerie
Midnight Fancy
Homeward Bound
Watch My Toe!
The Green Fish
The Sesh Chest
High Bridge Walk
Tapawingo
Silver Sandy
Luthermuir
Colour Sergeant T. Lindsay
Anne Spalding

Complex Time Tunes:
Daniel And Ian
Cloud 18
Mackerel Sky

Airs:
Rooftop View
Red Castle
Lorenzo Asleep
The Rout At Bonnymuir
The Vineyards Of Unang

Hornpipes:
Tug Of War Disaster At Lochearnhead
Jock Elliot's Fancy
Spearshall Close
The Anderson Hornpipe
Big Al MacK
Callum Younger
The Hamilton Wonders
Connor's Debut
Danny, The Fridge Magnet
Callum's Charm

Jigs:
The Follow-On
The last Jigs
The Clean Cut
L A Kent
Compliments to Helen Urquhart
Under The Arch
A Jig Inspired by Duncan Johnstone
Clean Sweeping
The Falconer
The Lads Fae Wigan
Watering Vines
The Trip To Arbroath
Quartet Fever
Day 1 Assignment
The Dennistoun Jig Desolation
Darach Urquhart's Lunchtime Basement Visits
The Game Changer

" I first met John when he joined Inveraray and District Pipe Band and it was instantly evident that, despite his young years, he was very talented. Having already used some of John's compositions om the band, it came as no surprise to me that there are many gems in this extensive collection of music.

A particular favourite of mine - Chateau Unang - which, although techinically challenging, is a good free flowing strathspey. Additionally, there are some great tunes with unusual time signatures - Mackerel Sky and Cloud 18, the latter of which we play in the band and is a catchy, memorable piece.

In all, there is enough material for all interests in the piping world, ranging from the more traditional style to the more adventurous.

To John I say congratulations on the publication of this fine book of his compositions and you, the musician, I sincerely hope you enjoy playing them." Stuart Liddell 2020.


You Viewed