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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 2019-2020 repertoire:

Altera Terra

Amazing Grace
Colonel Forbes of Corse + Wings

Dr. JG Hunter of Aultbea + Pipe Major Donald Maclean of Lewis
Farewell to the Creeks
Green Hills + Battle’s O’er

Hellbound Train

Kintail

Mason’s Apron + Butterfingers

Scotland the Brave + Rowan Tree


​​Slow Air Set.
Bells of Dunblane + Rowan Tree

Band QMM.
Sunset on the Somme
Castle Dangerous
Balmoral


Band Medley.
Bloody Fields of Flanders
Old wife of the Milldust

The Duck
The Classical Bob
The Fiddler
Sleepy Maggie
Silver Spear

Band MSR.
Captain Norman Orr Ewing
Calum Campbell of Benbecula
HRH Princess Elizabeth's Reel

Grade 3 MSR 1.

Hugh Kennedy

Caber Feidh

Major Manson


Grade 3 MSR 2.
​The Clan MacRae Society
Arniston Castle
Alick C. McGregor

Grade 3 Medley 1.

Cutting Bracken
John Roy Stewart and AA Cameron
Sandy Tony Cameron
Cutting Bracken Jig
Out of the Air
Pipes of Peace
Sailing on Top of the Waves
High Drive

Grade 3 Medley 2.
​Sam O’Rye
The Big Move and Alister Hanning
The Terror Time
Captain Colin Campbell and Spitfire
Pretty Corrine

 

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.

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 Bataan in the Philippines along with many a fellow soldier. The Battle ended on April 9, 1942, when U.S. General Edward King surrendered to Japanese General Masaharu Homma; by this point 75,000 soldiers became Prisoners of War. What followed was one of the worst atrocities in modern wartime history—the Bataan Death March. Robert Bruce survived this march, laying the road to Balmoral — honoring his comrades who died along the way -- with his tune.  WE play Balmoral to honor our fallen. In doing so we honor all those who gave their lives in services to others.