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- Mon 10 March 2014
- 11:00 am BST
- Glenn Brown
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 1, Piobaireachd
Patrick Og MacCrimmon’s Lament was written by John Dall MacKay. The story goes that John Dall heard that Patrick Og had passed away, so he wrote this lament. Upon hearing the news, Patrick Og summoned John Dall to play the tune for him. Patrick Og liked the tune so much that he said he would like it to remain named as it was. The tune features High G prominantly throughout, making use of both embari and edari 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.