pipemakermike’s thirty-seven comments

  • Red Gordon’s

    I heard this tune played by Troy Troy MacGillivray on his CD Tune Poets and after much searching I found the ABC for this tune in the traditional tune archive and it is noted that the tune can be found on page 41 of the Book by Gordon F. MacQuarrie –... more…

  • The Newcastle

    This is not the James Hill tune of the same name. This tune is from the Northumbrian piping tradition and appears in the manuscripts of Kielder Jock (Jack Davidson) and GG Armstrong. I learnt this tune from the Northumbrian piping societies third tune boo... more…

  • Neil Smiths

    The late Neil Smith was a fine musician who played both Northumbrian Small pipes and recorder. He has written a number of really good tunes. I heard him first at the Northumbrian piping competitions in Alnwick in the early 80's playing in the duet compe... more…

  • The Rapid Viennese

    This tune was composed in October 1985 by Northumbrian piper and all round musician Alistair Marshall of Aberdeen. Alistair's notes, written on the original manuscript, are as follows:- more…

  • Black Mountain Schottische

    I learnt this tune from the course music from the Joe Hutton piping course in Rothbury more…

  • Snow On The Ben

    Written by Ian Hardie more…

  • Absolute Crap

    A lovely tune with a poor title selection. more…

  • Schottis Från Norrbotten, X:4

    I learnt this version on the Joe Hutton piping course in Rothbury in the mid 90's It differs from the above versions in that it has 3 parts. more…

  • Tamony’s

    From the playing of Joe Hutton. I believe that the original tune was in A more…

  • Mayday

    This tune, written by Alistair Anderson, is on his "Dookin' For Apples" LP from 1979. On this LP Alistair is accompanied by Fennig's All-Star String Band and features Bill Spence on this track playing the hammered Dulcimer. I have the notation from Alist... more…