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 bi-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. For information about my Albums Oyster Wives Rant, and Pay the Pipemaker go here:

https://www.wetootwaag.com/albums

For information about Jeremy and the instruments played on the show go here:
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Episodes

  • S7 E13 50K Download Special with so many guest musicians

    June 3rd, 2023  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 17 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    Dan Nolan: Un Canadien Errant, the wandering Canadian, A La Claire Fontaine, by the clear Spring
    Jon Schurlock: Playing Highland Laddie from William Dixon
    Ryan G Kirk: Mary Scott (From Oswald)
    Jeremy Kingsbury: She Rose and Let Me In
    Dave Rowlands: 'La Bernardina' by Josquin des Pres
    Jeremy Kingsbury: The Carle He Came O’Er the Craft, Jim Harding’s Waltz (from Dave Rowlands, and Waltzish from Nicholas Konradsen)
    Charlie Rutan: Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
    Benjamin Elzerman: Jacks Gone-a-Shearing From William Vickers/Matt Seattle
    Jeremy Kingsbury: Taladh, Bundle and Go, You Silly Fool, Mr. Mackay’s Jig, The Piper’s Maggot, Woo’ed and Married an’ a (From Donald Macdonald and Eliza Ross)
    James Moyar: Battle of Waterloo
    Jim Sanders: Napoleon Crossing the Rhine
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  • S7 E12 Listener Recording Request Mini Episode

    May 23rd, 2023  |  Season 7  |  6 mins 13 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S7 E12 Listener Recording Request Mini Episode

    Tunes:
    Eliza Ross: Dark-Eyed one of the Night, Dark Girl of the White Feet
    Donald MacDonald: Lady Seaforth’s Reel, Lady Mary MacKay’s Reel, Mary Gray, Sweet Molly.

    Next Episode We will hit 50,000 downloads since relaunching the podcast, and I would love to hear from you.
    Record a tune you’ve heard from the podcast, or a concordance you play that I haven’t, or just your favorite historic piping tune, or just tell me a story! Tell me the name of the tune, the instrument you are playing and who you are and I’ll try to include it in the episode. If you have links to archival sources for your tunes all the better, or if you have a project coming up you’d like to share with podcast listeners send it my way as well.
    You can use an Mp3 or wav files, or just a voice memo off of your phone I should be able to work with. I can also rip the audio from youtube videos.
    Send them to me at bagpipehistory@gmail.com

    The set I play is still a bit rough around the edges, especially when performed in the blowing sand of Oak Island, but the tunes are:
    Dark-Eyed one of the Night from Eliza Ross, Lady Seaforth’s Reel from Donald MacDonald, Dark Girl of the White Feet from Eliza Ross, followed by Lady Mary MacKay’s Reel, Mary Gray and finally Sweet Molly all from Donald MacDonald.

    See Eliza Ross Manuscript for sources here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/cultural-heritage-collections/school-scottish-studies-archives/archive-pubs/eliza-ross-manuscript
    All of the Donald Macdonald tunes are played from the edition available from Ceol Sean here:
    https://ceolsean.net/content/McDlight/McDlight_TOC.html
    Or you can look through most of the tunes on the edition available on National Library of Scotland’s Website here: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105682572

    Thanks for Listening to the Show!
    Remember Send your submissions to bagpipehistory@gmail.com

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  • Season 7 Episode 11 Lark in the Morning Part II Galloway Tom

    May 19th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    Straloch: Gallua Tom
    Walsh: Gallaway Tom
    Vickers (Same as walsh): The Gold Ring
    Oswald: Gallaway Tom
    Scots Musical Museum: Galloway Tam
    Niel Gow: Kelso Races
    Sutherland: Kelso Races
    O’Farrell: Galloway Tom, Tuhy’s Frolic
    Goodman: Humours of Limerick
    Ennis: The Lark’s March
    O’Neill: The Little Yellow Boy, The House in the Glen, The Lark in the Morning
    Hugh McDermot: A Western Lilt
    James Morrison: The Lark In the Morning
    Dave Rickard: The Lark in the Morning
    Angus McKay: The Hills of Glenorchy
    James Aird: The Humours of Limerick
    David Young: Tom Come Tickle me
    Ryan: Lark in the Morning

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  • Season 7 Episode 10 Lark in the Morning Part 1: Over the Hills and Far Away

    May 6th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 4 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    John Tams: Over the Hills and Far Away
    Playford ‘Twas O’er the Hills and Far Away
    John Blow and Henry Purcell: Jockey’s Lamentation, The Recruiting Officer
    John Jay: Over the Hills and Far Away
    Mr. Ralph: Over the Hills and Far Away
    Oswald: Over the Hills and Far Away
    Aird: O'er the Hills and Far Awa
    James Hogg: Over the Seas and Far Awa, Whig Song Over the Hills and Far Away
    Thomas Glen: O’er the Hills and Far awa
    Angus MacKay: O’er the Hills and Far Away
    William Ross: O’er the Hills and Far Away
    LBPS Blue Book: O’er the Hills an’ Far Awa’
    Matt Seattle: Over the Hills & Far Away

    You can support the Podcast by joining the Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/wetootwaag

  • S7 E09 Cock Up Thy Beaver (Rerun)

    April 22nd, 2023  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    John Playford: Johnny Cock thy Beaver
    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

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  • S7 E08 John Charles Guest Host Singer Spotlight: Kenneth MacIver of Lewis with guest tracks from Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie, Allan MacDonald, Julie Fowlis and Jeremy Kingsbury

    April 8th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  42 mins 47 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S7 E08 John Charles Guest Host Singer Spotlight: Kenneth MacIver of Lewis with guest tracks from Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie, Allan MacDonald, Julie Fowlis and Jeremy Kingsbury

    Featuring musical guests:

    • Brìghde Chaimbeul and Ross Ainslie
    • Allan MacDonald
    • Julie Fowlis
    • Jeremy Kingsbury Tune Stems:

    Tha M'inntinn a-raoir a-nochd 's a-raoir - On my mind last night, tonight and last night
    Also known as "Munlochy Bridge"
    Siuthadaibh Bhalachaibh, Siuthadaibh - Go to it Lads, Go To It
    Also known as "Devil in the Kitchen".
    Càit am bi na Maraichean - Where will the Sailors Be?
    Mo Chailinn Bheag Dhonn - My Little Brown-Haired Lass
    Hì Horò na Boireannaich - Hi Horò the Women
    O Nach Àghmhor A-Nis - Oh How Joyful it is Just Now
    Nam Bithinn na Mo Mhaighdeann - If I was a Maiden
    Tha Fionnlagh ag Innearadh - Finlay is Spreading Manure
    Mac a' Phì Cnag-Shùileach - Big-Eyed MacPhee
    Also known as "Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay" etc.

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    Tell your piping and history friends about the podcast!
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    https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/oyster-wives-rant-a-year-of-historic-tunes
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    https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/pay-the-pipemaker
    or my third album on Bandcamp!
    https://jeremykingsbury.bandcamp.com/album/bannocks-of-barley-meal
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    Thanks!

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  • Season 7 Episode 07 Dissertation Chapter Readthrough

    April 1st, 2023  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 12 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    This episode is a read through of my dissertation chapter:
    CHAPTER FIVE: JOHN FUBBISTER, OZAAWINDIB, THE RED RIVER AND THE QUEER ATLANTIC WORLD

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  • S7 E06 Hymn Tunes with Guest Host James Moyar

    March 25th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  44 mins 26 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S7 E06 Hymn Tunes with Guest Host James Moyar

    This episode I am grateful for James Moyar to take time out of his busy Droning On and Piping Dojo schedule to share some of his favorite hymn tunes on bagpipes.
    Be sure to listen to James on my favorite Piping Podcast, Droning On:
    https://droningon.podbean.com/
    And Check out his Merch Store where I have some materials for sale as well: https://www.bagpipeswag.com/
    Many of the tunes he plays through on this episode are available on his excellent collection of Hymn tunes on smallpipes available on Bandcamp:
    Sunday Smallpipes Vol I: https://heritagebagpipes.bandcamp.com/album/sunday-smallpipes-vol-i

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  • S7 E05 Joey Abarta's King of the Blind Review and Donald MacDonald Playthrough Part 2

    March 10th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  51 mins 17 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, joey abarta, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    From Joey Abarta, King of the Blind: Any Ol’ Jig will do, The Black Rock, Top it Off, The Longford Piper, The Balintore Fancy, Follow me up to Carlow
    From Donald MacDonald: Ranting Roving Highlander, Miss Montgomery, Because he was a Bonny Lad, Miss M. Mackenzie, I come Home, Bog’n Lochain, We’ll Gang Noe Mair to Yon Town, Fill the Stoup, The Miller’s Fair Daughter, Lady Wemsy’s Jig, Pease Straw, The Jolly Gardner,

    Thanks Joey for letting me have an early peak at King of The Blind.
    You can get your own copy March 31st on Bandcamp, or by ordering through his website here:
    https://www.joeyabarta.com/
    It will eventually be on his Bandcamp page, but now you can pick up his first solo album there as well:
    https://joeyabarta.bandcamp.com/album/swimming-against-the-falls

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  • S7 E04 Smollet Holden's Collection of Favorite Irish Airs on C Pipes

    February 26th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  50 mins 16 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:

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  • S7 E03 Turlough McSweeney, Simon Pokagon and the Chicago Worlds Fair

    February 12th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  1 hr 15 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    O’Neill: The Wild Irishman (Boil the Breakfast Early), Toss the Feathers, Cherish the Ladies,
    Goodman: Fágamaíd Súd Mar Atá Sé (Melody for the Donegal Piper)
    O’Keefe: The Broomstick
    O’Farrell: The Hermit of Killarney, Fair Peggy, Kitty Tyrrell
    Simon Pokaggon: Red Man’s Rebuke

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  • S7 E02 Jackson's Celebrated 2023 Playthrough

    January 29th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  36 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S7 E02 Jackson's Celebrated 2023 Playthrough

    Tunes:
    Jackson: Cossey’s Jigg, Pither in Enough, The Figure of 3, Jackson’s Humours of Panteen, Jackson’s Morning Brush, Jackson’s Night Cap, Jackson Over the Water, Jackson’s Dream, Humours of Listivatin, Cummilum, Jackson’s Bouner Bougher, The maids in the morning.
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  • S7 E01 Women of Watlen: Christian Dalrymple with Performance by James Moyar

    January 15th, 2023  |  Season 7  |  40 mins 37 secs
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S7 E01 Women of Watlen: Christian Dalrymple with Performance by James Moyar

    Tunes:
    William Vickers: Cold And Raw
    Watlen: Miss C. Dalrymple: Oxford Castle, Miss Watson’s Favorite, Miss W. Dalrymple’s Fancy, Sir George Ramsay’s Lament (THANKS JAMES MOYAR!)
    Watlen: What a Beaw My Granny Was, Soldiers Dance, Poney Races,
    Watlen: Composed By a young Lady: L’abbe’
    Watlen: By a Lady: The Finali
    Watlen: By Lady Ru____en: Honarble David Ruthven’s Birthday
    Eliza Ross: Dark Eyed one of the night, Dark girl of the White Feet
    Donald MacDonald: Lady Seaforth’s Reel, Lady Mary Mackay’s Reel, Mary Gray, Sweet Molly

    Thanks to James Moyar for playing through one of the more challenging of Miss Dalrymple’s Tunes. Check out James on the Droning On Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/DroningOnPodcast/
    and his recent Piper’s Dojo Conversation:
    https://youtu.be/brhFlo8IJ_Y
    or support him by buying some awesome Bagpipe Gear at https://www.bagpipeswag.com/

    Cover image of Miss Christian Dalrymple from The National Trust of Scotland at Newhailes house:
    https://www.facebook.com/NTSNewhailes/photos/a.329838043864698/1473748449473646/

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  • S6 Watlen’s Celebrated Circus Tunes With tune from James McGlauhlin

    December 19th, 2022  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 10 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S6 Watlen’s Celebrated Circus Tunes With tune from James McGlauhlin

    Tunes:
    John Watlen: The Milliner’s House in the Pantomine They Fairy’s Triumph, Seige of Belgrade, German Dance, The Highland Fair, German Waltz, The Lilly, Miss Ann Baines Fancy, Leap over the Garter, Lads if you Loe me, The Caledonian Beauty, Lady Eliza Callander’s Favourite, Oxford Castle, Miss Wardlaws Reel, The Celebrated Air Ah! Ca! Ira as chanted at Paris, July 14, 1790, Jack the Sailor, The Ton, Miss Montgomery’s Reel, The Surrender of Calais, Better Late than Never, The New Highland Laddie,
    Guest Performance by James McGloughlin: The Highland Fair
    James Aird: Lady Eliza Callander’s Favourite, Oxford Castle,
    William Gunn: The Charms of Whisky, The Christmas Carousing.

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  • Season 6 Mix Tape

    December 3rd, 2022  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 51 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    Tunes:
    Inveraray & District Pipeband: March, Strathspey & Reel
    Three on the Bund: Local Hero
    Simon Pfisterer: Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins in B minor
    Karel Westerling: Riding Free Spirit
    Brighde Chaimbeul, Ross Ainslie and Steven Byrnes: The Badger and the Weasel
    Glengervie: Sine Bhan/ Come by the Hills, Christ Has My Heart Aye/The Mermaid/In And Out The Harbour /Juan Martino's, The Lonesome Boatman
    Dave Rowlands: Chickadee, The Purturbation, Jim Harding’s Waltz
    Nicholas Konradsen: Waltzish Set, Farewell to Gagnef, Smoke Braider's Bourree, Farewell to Claremont
    Falsobordone: Maria Unser Frowe, Quant j'ay l'espart, A tutta gente
    Jason Rouse: The Spanish Cloak, Job of Journey Work
    Rebel’s Menuet: Mairi Bhan Òg (Mary young and fair), Bothan Airidh 'm Braighe Rainneach (The Shieling on the Braes of Rannoch), Drumochter Reels: (1) Calum Figheadair (“The Kilchattan Wedding”) / (2) Druimuachdar / (3) Uist Reel

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  • S6 Barry Shears’ new Book, Donald MacDonald’s old Book and John Walsh Shuttle pipes

    November 20th, 2022  |  Season 6  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bagpipes, baroque, border music, celtic music, country dance, dance music, eighteenth century, greath highland bagpipes, history, irish bagpipes, irish history, light music, nineteenth century, performance, recorded music, scottish bagpipes, scottish history, talk show, uilleann pipes, united kingdom history

    S6: Barry Shears’ new Book, Donald MacDonald’s old Book and John Walsh Shuttle pipes

    Tunes:
    Barry Shears: The Royston Session, Dave MacIsaac’s Pipe Jig, Chateau Barra Glen, Jerry Holland’s Pipe Jig, Mary Jane Kelly, Aunt Mae’s Reel, Captain Angus MacDonald (Lament For A Friend), John Mc Eachen's Reel, Hug air a bhonaid mhoir (Celebrate the Big Hat), Walter Beaton's Reel, Snuffing the Candle

    Donald MacDonald: A Highland Reel, Sweet Molly, Sleepy Maggie, Lady Seaforth (reel), Lady Mary Mackay (reel), Brogues an’ Brochan an’a’, Roy’s Wife, Cameronian Rant, Jenny Dang the Weaver, Tail Toddle, Old Rusty Gun, The Piper’s Maggot, Mary Gray, Keep the Country Bonny Lassie, Earl Marischal (A reel).
    David Young: Jolly Robin

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