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- Mon 5 May 2014
- 5:30 pm BST
- Margaret Dunn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2, Piobaireachd
This battle was fought between the MacDonalds and the MacLeods and dates back to the end of the C16th. The battle was a bloody one where the MacLeod’s were defeated by the MacDonald’s and two of the MacLeod leaders, John and Roderick, were killed. A cross stands today, in Skye, to mark the spot where Roderick fell. This is the first part of two lessons.
The score for this tune can be found the Piobaireachd Society Book 2 and the Kilberry Book.
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What are Experience Levels?
Complete beginner. Chapters 1-15 of the National Piping Centre Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 running on a 10 week cycle.
Advanced beginner. Completing the remainder of the National Piping Centre Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 (chapter 15 – 26), running on a 10 cycle.
Intermediate. Made or making the transition to bagpipes, and being familiar with different types of tunes and time signatures. Knowledge of all embellishments. Equivalent to CLASP Grade 3, or North American Grade 4/5.
Advanced intermediate. Familiar with 4 part tunes in most time signatures. A little knowledge of piobaireachd. Roughly of CLASP Grade 2/3 or North American Grade 2/3.
Proficient. Good knowledge of different types of tunes. CLASP Grade 1 or North American Grade 1 and above.