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Music Collection DescriptionThis is a music collection of over 70 completely original tunes composed by the bagpiper Simon McKerrell. The tunes include everything from basic Scottish and Irish style slow airs, through to marches, jigs, reels and some more complex tunes including 2/4 marches, strathspeys and hornpipes. There are many tunes set for the Highland pipes and additionally some that go beyond that scale for fiddle, banjo, accordion, whistle or other instruments that play folk or traditional music. The book includes twenty-five of his original compositions from the 2007 McKerrell-MacDonald Collection plus forty eight brand new compositions.Biography Simon McKerrell is one of the leading players of Scottish Highland, Border and Irish Uilleann bagpipes in the world today. He has recorded twelve albums and was a founding member of 'Back of the Moon' and performs both as soloist and in folk ensembles, often being called upon for cross-genre and collaborative musical projects. He has won many bagpipe prizes at major international piping competitions and is a member of the Spirit of Scotland pipe band. He is a senior lecturer in music at Newcastle University and has previously held positions at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow, the Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. More information on him and his music can be found at his website: www.simonmckerrell.com.
Author(s): McKerrell S
Publication type: Authored Book
Publication status: Published
Number of Pages: 64
Print publication date: 05/01/2019
Acceptance date: 05/01/2019
Publisher: Woodilee Music
Place Published: Kirkintilloch
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