Martial Music of the Clans; With Historic, Biographic, & Legendary Notes Regarding the Origin of the Music, Also Portraits of Highland Chiefs & Distinguished Clansmen, with Their Seats, Arms, Etc. Etc

Martial Music of the Clans; With Historic, Biographic, & Legendary Notes Regarding the Origin of the Music, Also Portraits of Highland Chiefs & Distinguished Clansmen, with Their Seats, Arms, Etc. Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... and his brother William, who also was a good piper, played a piobaireachd on the one set of pipes, that is--one of the brothers took the pipes under his arm, supplied the wind and fed the reeds as required from the bag with his arm, and with his fingers covered and manipulated the upper holes of the chanter, while the other manipulated the lower holes of the chanter. In this manner the two brothers played some grand old piobaireachd/on the street, outside the Caledonian Hotel, to which Her late Majesty and her suite were listening with pleasure inside the hotel. Munro died in Oban and is buried in the old Oban churchyard. It should be borne in mind, at the time that Munro was in his prime that pipers and piping were not much thought of in the Highlands, nor their company much sought after. The Chisholms have been so long resident in the Highlands that they have come to be regarded as a Highland Clan. The chief hailed from Roxburgh on the Borders, where the estate of Chisholm still retains its ancient name. The first of the "de Chisholms" came north in the 14th century and became Constable of Urquhart Castle. Erchless Castle, the family seat, is an old baronial mansion situated in a picturesque locality in Strathglass. There does not seem to be much martial music associated with the clan. We have two Sa1utes--"Failte an t-Siosalaich" The Chisholm's Salute, and " Fclilte Siosalach Srath-ghlais," Chisholm of Strathglass' Salute. These are to be found in " Ceol 11/o'r," and in David Glen's " Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd." There is a Quickstep called "Chisholm's Castle " (Erchless) in David Glen' Bagpipe Music. Like some other...
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236815483
  • 9781236815484