Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast

Original Compositions, Historic Tunes and Popular Culture of the 18th and 19th Centuries

About the show

This show is (mostly) a weekly podcast that explores the likely repertoire of eighteenth and early nineteenth century bagpipers, using historic music collections (written for bagpipes or not), performed on Uilleann pipes, Highland pipes and whistles. Every episodes notes include links to the historic sheet music when available.

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Episodes

  • S4E37: Jackson's Tweedside Season Finale

    December 28th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  46 mins 3 secs
    celtic society, country dance, donald macdonald, duet, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, o'farrell, robert bremner, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walker jackson

    Tunes:
    1828 Donald MacDonald: The Celtic Society Quickstep, The Weaver
    1800s O’Farrell: Marinda
    1744 John Johnson: The Skimmer
    1775 Straight and Skillern: The Cave of Enchantment, The Exeter Change
    1770s Thompson: Jackson’s Morning Brush

    1796 Cooke: Jackson’s Bottle of Claret
    1790 Walker Jackson: Jackson’s Morning Brush, Jackson’s Turret
    1790s Thomas Calvert: Kelso Bowling Green
    1750s Robert Bremner: Tweedside (With Ryan Kirk).

  • S4E36: Some Holiday Tunes and Bodachan a Gharidh (The Merry old Gardener)

    December 19th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  41 mins 18 secs
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Tunes:
    O’Farrell: Lewellynn, A Piper o’er the Meadows Straying, Black Joke
    John Parry: Nos Calan
    Matt Seattle: Christenmiss Day in the Morning
    My Setting?: Mill Mill o, Baloo Lammy
    Donald MacDonald: Bodachan a gharidh (The Jolly Old gardener)
    Aird: Bodachan a garidh (The Merry old gardener)

  • S4E35: Bremner Part 3: Bremner’s Guitar Tutor with Special Thanks to Ryan Kirk and Rob Turner

    December 11th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  53 mins
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Tunes:

    Robert Bremner: Stadholders Minuet, Moorish Tunes, Mill Mill O, Willy was a Wanton Wag, and Black Joke.
    William McGibbon: Mill Mill O, Willie Was a Wanton Wag
    James Oswald: Burlesque on a Black Joak:
    Miscellaneous: Clare Dragoons, Braes a Mar

  • S4 Bandamp Friday Reminder

    December 4th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  6 mins 13 secs
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Tunes: Straight & Skillern: The Nabob

  • S4 E34 Robert Bremner Part 2: Robert & James Bremner and the Declaration of Independence

    November 27th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  48 mins 19 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, bremner, celtic, declaration of independence, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, hopkinson, irish music, music, pastoral pipes, philadelphia, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Tunes:
    Robert Bremner, Loch Ness, Feg for a kiss, The Cross Well of Edinburgh & Watermen’s Rant, Open the Door to Three & Invercaul’s Reel, Straglass House.

    James Bremner (By Way of Francis Hopkinson), Lady Coventry’s Minuett
    Robert Millar: Lady Coventry’s Minuett, St. Paul’s.
    Misc: Wha Saw the Forty Twa
    Kerr: Wha’ Widna Fecht
    Levey: Milk the Churn/ Gliogar an Mheadair (Fig for a Kiss)

  • S4 E33: Robert Bremner Part 1.5 and Jack Lattin Revisited

    November 20th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  20 mins 20 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, itma, jack lattin, music, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Tunes:
    Robert Bremner: Grant’s Rant, Miss Blair’s Reel, The Carle Came O’er the Craft
    O’Farrell: Jack Lattin with Variations
    William Dixon: Jack Lattin
    John Sutherland: Jack Latone

  • S4 E32 Robert Bremner Part 1: Vibratto, Church Music, Allan Ramsay and William McGibbon

    November 14th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 52 secs
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Tunes:
    Bremner: Elgin, Aberdeen Or St. Paul’s, Grant’s Rant, The Carle Came over the Craft, Blue Britches, Miss Blair’s Reel, Mary Scott, Blue Britches, Cuzzle Together.
    McGibbon: She Rose and Let me in, Cumbernauld House, Bottom of the Punch Bowl
    Daniel Wright: She Rose and let me in

  • Happy International Uilleann Piping Day!

    November 7th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  10 mins
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Tunes:
    Charles and Samuel Thompson: Trip to Paris, The Breast Knot

  • S4 E31: Halloween Edition! Fairies, Ghosts and Devilish Pipers Special Halloween Episode

    October 31st, 2020  |  Season 4  |  54 mins 14 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, celtic, devil, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, fairy, ghb, ghost, ghost stories, great highland bagpipes, halloween, haunted, highland, history, irish music, music, old nick, pastoral pipes, robert burns, scary, scotland, scottish, scottish music, tam o' shanter, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Robert Burns: Tam O’Shanter
    Bremner: Jenny Nettle, What the De’il Ales you?
    Vickers: Deval Stick the Minister
    John Sutherland: Devil Stick the Minister, The Devil’s Dream
    Bland And Weller: The Fairies Revel
    Thompson: Love Sick Polly
    Padraic Ganly: The Fairy’s Bagpipe
    Seamus Ennis: Queen of the Fairies

  • Country Dance Live Stream Announcement November 1st at 3:30 pm

    October 27th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  10 mins 26 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, book, celtic, country dance, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, fur trade, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, john askin, music, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, thompson, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Live stream at 3:30 on Sunday November 1st at the Following link: You can Find it on the North American Voyageur Council Facebook page, or shared on the Podcasts Facebook page on 3:30 on Sunday.
    You can follow the link below to the Event: https://fb.me/e/2aR9NiWgl
    Tunes this Episode: both from Charles And Samuel Thompson’s “Compleat Collection of 200 Favorite Country Dances” Likely Published around 1758
    Woton Underhedge Fair
    The Scaramouche

  • S4E30: John Walsh's 1750 Caledonia Country Dances With Hare in the Corn and other tunes

    October 24th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  40 mins 42 secs
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Matt Seattle: Lady McIntosh’s Reel or O’er the Hills For A’ That
    Walsh: Hare in the Corn, My Ain Kind Deary, Turnbridge Frisk, Country Bumkin
    James Aird, Bab at the Bowster
    O’Farrell: Hare in the Corn, My ain kind Deary, “Handle’s Minuett”

  • S4 E29: Cooke's 1796 Country Dances and a Discussion of Barrington's "Waking the Piper"

    October 17th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  40 mins 24 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, goodman, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, india, irish history, irish music, jonah barrington, music, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walker jackson

    Tunes:
    Cooke: Jackson’s Bottle of Claret, Go to the Devil and Shake Yourself, The Lug of the Spade (Jackson), Miss Duval’s Reel
    O’Farrell: Jackson’s Silver Mines
    Bremner: Lady MacIntosh’s Reel
    Logan (John McColl): Lady Mackintosh’s Reel
    Goodman: Box The Monkey

  • S4 E28: Hey Johnny Cock up thy Beaver and A brief History of Slang

    October 10th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    aird, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes, walsh

    Tunes:
    John Playford: Johnny Cock thy Beaver
    O’Carolan: Cock up thy Beaver Variations
    Dixon: Watty’s Away
    Oswald: Johnny Cock-up thy Beaver
    Robert Bremner: Scots Bonnet
    O’Farrell: The Blue Bonnett
    A.L. Lloyd: The Bonny Black Hare

  • S4E27 Oscar & Malivina A Chat with Nicolas Brown

    October 3rd, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, good enough music for them who love it, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, music, nicolas brown, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, the ivy leaf, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Tunes: By Nicolas Brown from new album "Good Enough Music for them who Love it"
    O’Farrell (et.al) Oscar & Malvina Set for the Pipes
    Aird (et. al) Battle from Oscar And Malvina

  • S4E26: Keep The Country Bonny Lassie and Jackson's Welcome Home

    September 26th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  20 mins 48 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, celtic, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, irish music, jackson's welcome home, keep the country bonny lassie, music, o'farrell, pastoral pipes, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Tunes:
    O’Farrell: Jackson’s Welcome Home
    Aria Di Camera: Let’s Shak her well
    Bremner: Keep the Country Bonny Lassie
    Donald MacDonald: Keep the Country Bonny Lassie

  • S4E25: Dorrington Lads A Conversation with Donald WG Lindsay

    September 19th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 23 mins
    ascension island, bagpipes, baroque, celtic, conversation, donald lindsay, donald macdonald, eighteenth century, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, history of sleep, interview, irish music, music, pastoral pipes, richard youngs, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, union pipes

    Tunes:
    William Dixon: Dorrington Lads by Donald WG Lindsay & Richard Youngs