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Cover of The Glendinning Collection of Bagpipe Music

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Charlie Glendinning, who spent nearly thirty years as Pipe Sergeant of the City of Washington Pipe Band (a.k.a. Denny and Dunipace, a.k.a. Scottish and Irish Imports), has collected his own tunes as well as selections from:

  • Duncan Bell
  • George Bell
  • Tim Carey
  • Andrew Douglas
  • Ken Eller
  • Ann Gray
  • Michael Green
  • Sandy Jones
  • Ed Krintz
  • P/M Angus Macdonald
  • Robert MacNeil
  • Jimmy McIntosh
  • Gerry Quigg
  • Jon Quigg
  • Roy Smith
  • Bob Worrall.
  • There are also a few unpublished Angus MacKay tunes, arranged by Charlie Glendinning and a short Piobaireachd transcribed by Paula Glendinning from a recording of John MacDonald of Inverness.

Many of the tunes in the book have been played by the City of Washington Pipe Band over the past 30 years--in competition or on one of the three band recordings. Tunes included from the most recent CD, Scottish Rant, are: Dunblane, The Recruits, and BagDad by Charlie Glendinning and The Keflavik Jetnest, The Iceman and BagDad 99 by Michael Green.

Weighing in at just over 100 pages, the book contains:
  • Marches
  • Strathspeys
  • Reels
  • Jigs
  • Hornpipes
  • Slow airs
  • Waltzes
  • Piobaireachd
  • Gregorian chant
  • Hymns
  • Christmas music
  • ... and some that defy categorizing.

More than just the tunes themselves, Charlie has collected artwork, poetry, prose, photographs and interesting information about each of the tunes. It is the first book of Bagpipe Music that is as at home on the coffee table as in the pipe case.