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The Master Piper or Nine Notes that shook the world

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The Master Piper or Nine Notes that shook the world. A Border Bagpipe Repertoire prick'd down by William Dixon AD 1733. Presented by Matt Seattle AD 2011.

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......."
Roderick D Cannon, Music Editor, The Piobaireachd Society, November 1995

William Dixon's repertoire is the only known 'horse's mouth' record of Border piping from a time when, and a place where, the tradition was at its peak. It furnishes a firm foundation not only for a revival of that tradition but also for its revitalisation.Custom-made for nine-note chanters, the tunes have been enthusiastically taken up by players of Border pipes and Scottish smallpipes and by many other pipers, as well as diverse fiddlers, blowers, squeezers and pluckers. Matt Seattle's presentation, at once scholarly and entertaining, sets the music in context and provides an entry point into a deep appreciation of the Border piper's art and its unique place in the traditional music spectrum. All of which is simply another way of saying "play and enjoy!"

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

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Watty’s Away

Dorrington Lads

Have A Care Of Her Johnny

Hacky Honey

Hit Her Between The Legs

The Black And The Grey

Wallington

John Cuthbertson’s Fancy

Minuet ~ Edward The Second

An Thou Were My Ain Thing

Stool Of Repentance

How She Will Never Be Guided

Dick’s Away

Cuddy Claw’d Her

“Dixon’s Highland Laddie”

Cock On The Midden

Hey For Newbiggin

Golden Locks

The New Way To Morpeth

Lasses Make Your Tails Toddle

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There Was A Wedding In The   West

Wally As The Marquess Ran

Canny Willie Foster

Young And Lusty Was I

Over The Dyke & Till Her   Laddy

Saw Ye Never A Bonny Lass

Souters Of Selkirk

The Lasses Bushes Brawly

Little Wee Winking Thing

Adam A Bell

Gingling Geordie

My Love Comes Passing By Me

The Apprentice Lads Of   Alnwick

Cut And Dry Dolly New Way

Nichol Foster’s Hornpipe

Mock The Soldier’s Lady

The New Way To Bowden

Berwick Bully

Jack Lattin

Rattling Roving Willie

 
















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