The Eliza Ross Collection - Pre-order

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Product Code: BK010164

The Eliza Ross Collection, compiled in 1812, was discovered in Raasay House in 1954. The  collection includes one hundred and fifty songs, instrumental dance tunes, reels, jigs and slow airs along with six piobaireachd and is now republished as a new edition.

In this new edition fifty nine of the tunes have been set to bagpipe notation. The manuscript was compiled when the piper to the laird of Raasay, James MacLeod, was John MacKay. The  foremost piper and teacher of his day, many pipers flocked to learn from the master, who himself was taught by the MacCrimmons and the MacKays of Gairloch.

The book, available in spiral bound for ease of use, is a completely updated edition where the pipe tunes have been edited and transcribed by Peter Cooke and Dr. Angus MacDonald. Many tunes are previously unknown and others are early settings of more familiar tunes and masterpieces of Gaelic song.

Launching at Piping Live! on Tuesday 9th August at 3.30pm, there will be performances of the music by Dr Angus MacDonald and friends with the book available for sale.

You can pre-order your copy here for collection at Piping Live! on the day of the book launch or after, or for posting out the week after the festival.

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