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This is a new edition of Roderick Cannon's classic work, a definitive and critically acclaimed history of the origins and music of Scotland's most famous instrument. The eminently readable text will be of interest not only to pipers but to all those music lovers world wide who are intrigued to know more about the character and extraordinary history of the legendary pipes. The author covers both Ceol Mor and Ceol Beag, Piobaireachd, dance music, martial music, music for competitions and music for pleasure, music for pipe bands as well as a commentary on the state of piping today. Updated from its last paperback edition, this book is the only comprehensive history of piping in print and has never been surpassed. This is a reprint of Roderick Cannon's updated text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841586663
ISBN-10: 1841586668
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Roderick D. Cannon

Roderick Cannon currently lives in Norwich and teaches at the University of East Anglia. He is acknowledged as one the world's leading authorities on piping.