THE MASTER PIPER, NEW EDITION
The new edition of The Master Piper, William Dixon's 18th century Border Bagpipe Repertoire, was launched at the Bagpipe Society Blowout on Saturday 11 June 2011 and is now available to buy online.
From the back cover:
"Beyond all reasonable doubt, this is the oldest known manuscript of bagpipe music. Need I say more? It's one of the great discoveries of the century. It takes the history of Border piping back by two or three generations and gives us a whole new way of playing the bagpipes. But don't just take my word for it: play the tunes, learn them, and see how well they 'lie under the fingers'. It's the real thing......."
The presentation has been thoroughly revised, the previous text overhauled and much additional information included, the book growing from 100 pages to 134. Longer acquaintance with William Dixon's music has reinforced the sense that this is pipe music of another order. This long awaited third edition aims to make the music more accessible to the general reader and to further explore some of its secrets for those who wish to go deeper. Retail price is £25 and includes post, packing and handling (first class UK / air mail overseas).
UK (first class), EUROPE (airmail)
REST OF WORLD (INCLUDING USA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA)
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