General Interest Piping

Bagpipes - by Hugh Cheape

CODE: B-152

Bagpipes - by Hugh Cheape. This book is based on a collection of Bagpipes from the National Museum in Scotland. The book offers and account of the musicology of the bagpipe in its European context. The book comes with a CD-ROM as well.

Gordon Duncan's Tunes Book II

CODE: B-158 B


Following the success of the original book in 2007, many compositions were missed out. However there was not enough to create a book on that alone, so the trust decided to use the 'missing tunes' and some of Gordon's more iconic arrangements to create Gordon Duncan's Tunes Book 2.

This includes, the infamous arrangement of AC/DCs "Thunderstruck", in full.

R.S. MacDonald - The Collection

CODE: B-169


RS MacDonald has been a friend of the Duncan family for as long as he can remember. In 2009 he also released a book of his own compositions along side "A Few Tunes - And Mair" at Piping Live.

Some of these tunes can be found on albums from both Gordon and the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. It is definately one for the collection, and can now be bought through the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust.

The Book of the Bagpipe

CODE: B-023

The Book of the Bagpipe -By Hugh Cheape. This readable and highly informative text presents the story of the pipes from their origin in ancient times to the present day. It is a wonderful hard cover coffee table book with wonderful illustrations. It is a must have for anybody interested in the history of the Great Highland Bagpipe.

The Judges Companion

CODE: B-150

The Judges Companion -By Rob Wallace. Have you ever thought of becoming a judge for Piping Competitions. This book gives a look at what you should be looking for, and how you can properly judge a piping contest. It give some good insight and tips. This book is not only for the newcomer to judging, it can also be a good re-fresher for those who have been out of it for a while.

The Silver Chanter

CODE: B-198

The Silver Chanter - by Stuart McHardy. This book had a nice collection of traditional Scottish and Gaelic tales that have been translated into a modern perspective. It is a great little book to read about traditional Scottish and Gaelic Culture.

Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping

CODE: B-129

Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping - By John Gibson. This book is a must read for any Bagpipe enthusiast. It looks at the history of Gaelic Piping. This book looks at the decline of this art form, and the reasons for it happening. This book looks not only at Scotland and the highlands, but it also looks at the "New World" and it's effect on the decline of Gaelic Piping.