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- Thu 13 November 2014
- 6:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 3, Piobaireachd
Duncan MacRae of Kintail’s Lament is an ancient piece of music that interestingly can be found in both Scottish and Irish traditions – in the Scottish, as this Lament, and in the Irish it is know as The March of the King of Laoise. In the piobaireachd – the score here is taken from the Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor - we have the common structure of theme (Ground) and variations, of which there are three. Technically this is not too challenging a piece, presenting the piper with grips, throw’s on D, cadences and dare/vedare movements.
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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.