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TUNES.

Music from the pipes and drums breathe a sense of passion and pride to those who hear it.  From funerals, to competitions or stage performances with the likes of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestrathe Chieftains or the Piano Guys — we strive to balance the requirements of our performances with the skill level of our players.  


Here is our current repertoire (rev 01.30.2024):

Massed Bands.

Green Hills of Tyrol and When the Battle's O'er

Scotland the Brave and Rowan Tree

High Road to Gairloch and Brown Haired Maiden

Band Music.

Amazing Grace
Aros Park
Balmoral

From Maui to Kona

Jingle Bells

​Kerry Dance and Rakes of Mallow

Rocking the Baby
Shenandoah 

March Medley:

Jimmy Findlater

Moonstar

The Bonnie Lass Of Fyvie
Murdo's Wedding

Irish March Set:
The Minstrel Boy
Wearing of the Green
Roddy McCorley

G4.

Medley:

The 1976 Police Tattoo
Sound of Sleat Strathspey
Kingsfold
Kelly’s Jig
Sound of Sleat Reel

Mini MSR:

Captain Norman Orr Ewing

Harp and the Lion

Green Fields of America

G3.

The Diamond Anniversary March


Dr. JG Hunter of Altbea

Pipe Major Donald Maclean of Lewis

The Bathgate Highland Gathering

The Festival March

The Banks of the Lossie

MSR 1:  

Royal Scottish Pipers
Ewe with the Crooked Horn
Thompson's Dirk


Re-Awakening Medley:

Sam O'Rye

Alaistair Hanning
The Big Move

Moldadh Maureen Nic Coinnich 

Captain Colin Campbell

Spitfire

Pretty Corrine

Music: About

TUNE HISTORY.

Some history behind #TunesWePlay

THE ROWAN TREE

The name "rowan" is derived from the Old Norse name for the tree, raun. Linguists believe that the Norse name is ultimately derived from a proto-Germanic word *raudnian meaning "getting red" and which referred to the red foliage and red berries in the autumn. According to the Celtic tradition the ROWAN TREE would provide protection against evil spirits. To have one at home would bring good luck and to cut it would bring unhappiness - which explains its relative proliferation in Scotland. The origin of the melody is unknown but the lyrics are from 1822 and were written by Carolina Oliphant, also known as Lady Nairne. The Rowan Tree was also a favorite tune of Pipe Major Dave McKee Sr of Chicago's Stock Yard Kilty Band.

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BALMORAL

The tune Balmoral was written by Sir Robert Bruce of the Gordon Highlanders.  As a Scottish solider fighting in World War 2, Robert Bruce was captured during the Battle of Singapore in Malaysia along with many  fellow soldiers. The Battle ended on April 9, 1942, when British  Lieutenant-General Arthur Ernest Percival surrendered to Japanese General Masaharu Homma; by this point 130,000 soldiers became Prisoners of War.  What followed was one of the worst atrocities in modern wartime history—In October 1942, the Japanese began to move POWs up to Thailand to build the Thai-Burma Railway which was their strategic solution to get supplies to their forces fighting the British in Burma.   Learn more here.

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Music: Portfolio
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