|"The Glengarry Collection: The Highland Fiddle Music of Aonghas Grant" was released on October 21, 2010 and is NOW AVAILABLE.|
The book contains 164 Slow Airs, Marches, Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs and Hornpipes with Stories, History and Photographs. It focuses on the core of Aonghas' music: Highland fiddling, with its links to pipe tunes and Gaelic songs. Some of these tunes have never been published before, while others are available only in out-of-print books or in pipe settings, and the collection also includes a number of tunes composed by Aonghas himself, and tunes composed in honor of Aonghas. The tunes are fully chorded in a style appropriate to Aonghas' band experience. All these are richly illustrated by transcriptions of Aonghas' bowings, grace-notes, stories, and photos of scenes and people from Aonghas' varied life careers, including old family photos.
Included with the book is an accompanying DVD with videos of Aonghas' impromptu and passionate performances of 61 of the tunes in the collection. One of the clips is up on YouTube - click HERE and enjoy the beautiful old Gaelic air, and check back soon for more.
All the authors will most probably have copies available for purchase in person, and that's probably the best way to get an autographed copy, but we would be delighted if you wished to order directly from Mel Bay, or from your fave sheet music outlet.
Barbara McOwen, Peggy Duesenberry, and Laura Risk, with assistance by David H. Arnold, and financial assistance from the New Hampshire Gathering and Scottish Clans, have been working on this project since 2002.
A planned Volume 2 is well underway.
For more information, feel free to contact Aonghas or any member of the Committee.
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