Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping 1745-1945

Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping 1745-1945
Item# 9780773521346

Product Description

Publisher: McGill Queens

Author: John G. Gibson

The definitive history of traditional Scottish Gaelic bagpiping. The bagpipe is one of the cultural icons of Scottish highlanders, but in the twentieth century traditional Scottish Gaelic piping has all but disappeared. Few recordings were ever made of traditional pipe music and there are almost no Gaelic-speaking pipers of the old school left. Recording an important aspect of Gaelic culture before it disappears, John Gibson chronicles the decline of traditional Highland Gaelic bagpiping - and Gaelic culture as a whole - and provides examples of traditional bagpipe music that have survived in the New World. (pbk)