After months of collaborating with piper Calum MacCrimmon as typesetter, I am extremely excited to launch my latest book of compositions, THE DUNEDIN BAGPIPE COLLECTION. Featuring a pastel painting on the cover that I created, the book contains special commissions which were an honour to do and lots of new repertoire as well as a few old tunes from years gone by. Thanks to Professor Joshua Dickson and Pipe Major Stuart Liddell for their words of encouragement in the Foreword.
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Limited prints of the book cover are also available. High quality paper and soft muted colours, inspired by my travels in the Highlands of Scotland. The painting has a large white border, making the total size A3. (Unframed).
Spring is getting nearer as we all reflect on the winter months. I can’t wait to get back in the garden and sow my veg seeds. Last year I worried a bit too much about it but ended up with a bumper crop! I can highly recommend it, even if you have a tiny space, veg can grow anywhere and it is so rewarding! Waiting to see if the newly planted Apple Trees have survived the winter!
2022 has started with a personal challenge of composing a reel a day, in the hope that I end up with 365 tunes! Some days it just flows and others end up being a bit more frustrating…I will keep going!! Each reel is influenced by certain styles. Irish, Scottish, Shetland, pipes and contemporary. This helps me get going and I choose a key signature at the start. Have a go? Join me and get composing!!
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