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:


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  • S4 E12 MacKay, MacDonald, O'Farrell tunes with Special guest Carrie Dlutowski

    June 21st, 2020  |  Season 4  |  34 mins 29 secs
    angus mackay, bagpipe, bagpipes, carrie dlutowski, donald macdonald, fiddle, irish pipes, o'farrell, original music, scottish bagpipes, uilleann, uilleann bagpipes, uilleann pipes, wetootwaag

    Season 4 Episode 12: Moving episode! Thanks to Carrie Dlutkowski for a tune!
    Original Composition: Squatter’s Hame on Highland Pipes
    O’Farrell: Humours of the Glen, Jack in the Garret
    Angus MacKay: The Wife Has a Bonny Thing
    Donald MacDonald: Mary Gray
    Carrie Dlutowski on Fiddle with her Sister and Mother: The Lass o’Corrie Mill/Carnival March/Return to Milltown/The Cape Breton Fiddlers’ Welcome to the Shetland Islands

  • S4 E11 Amazing Grace, John Newton & The KKK, The Little Spree and MacKay's Rant (With Chris McMullan)

    June 14th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  45 mins 14 secs
    amazing grace, anti-racism, bagpipes, battle of hayes pond, chris mcmullan, ghb, great highland bagpipes, john newton, kkk, lumbee, scottish history, slave trade, uilleann, uilleann pipes, wetootwaag

    Tunes: Amazing Grace By Myself and on Uilleann Pipes Thanks to Chris McMullan
    The Little Spree (An Daorach Bheag), MacKay’s Rant (From Angus MacKay’s Collection)

  • S4 E10 Donald MacDonald Corrections to previous Episodes, every old Dance tune was Donald MacDonald.

    June 7th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  38 mins
    bagpipes, celtic, donald macdonald, ghb, great highland bagpipes, highland, history, music, scotland, scottish, uilleann pipes

    This Episode has The Following tunes from Donald MacDonald’s 1841 Publication “A Collection of Quicksteps, Strathspeys, Reels & Jigs for the Bag-pipe”
    Nurse’s Song, Johnny Lad, Buckskin Kilt, Wren’s Death, the Kilt is my Delight and Jenny Dang the Weaver. Piper’s Maggot,
    And the Following Tunes from Donald MacDonald’s 1820 Collection of the ancient martial music of Caledonia, called Piobaireachd:
    Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay and Reel of Tulloch
    This Episode also includes O’Farrell’s setting of The Piper’s Maggot.

  • Season 4 Episode 9 Hebrides Episode- Improv at St.Clement’s Church on Harris, The Three Girls from Portree, Skye Boat Song, To Daunton Me and Corrienessan’s Salute.

    May 31st, 2020  |  Season 4  |  44 mins 31 secs
    angus mckay, bagpipes, ceol mor, corrienessan's salute, eighteenth century, ewan maccoll, harris, hebrides, highland bagpipes, kilberry book of ceol mor, nineteenth century, pibroch, piobaireachd, portree, robert burns, st. clemen's church, three girls from portree, to daunton me., uilleann pipes

    Loose theme of the Hebrides, Improv at St.Clement’s Church on Harris, The Three Girls from Portree written by Angus McKay, Skye Boat Song first transcribed by Anne Campbelle MacLeod, To Daunton Me from O'Farrell's Setting and Robert Burns song and Corrienessan’s Salute composed by Roderick Dall Mackay

  • S4E08 Lindsay System Chanter, Donald Lindsay, Cam St. Louis, We’ll Gang nae mair to yon town

    May 25th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 49 secs
    3-d printer, angus mckay, bagpipes, donald lindsay, extended range, linday system chanter, lord mayo, smallpipes

    Tunes: The Gravel Walk by me
    Lord Mayo’s March on Lindsay System Chanter by Cam St. Louis
    By Donald Lindsay Slow Strathspey "Mrs Murray of Abercarney"
    And the LSC PRINT&PLAY : Open Source Extended Range Bagpipes Tune.
    We’ll Gang nae mair to yon town from Angus McKay

  • Episode 7: Cairngorms and Hamish Napier

    May 20th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  37 mins 49 secs
    bagpipes, cairngorms, celtic, corrie fee, eighteenth century, hamish napier, history, ireland, irish music, music, nineteenth century, rosebank house, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, whistle

    Cairngorm Piping Grand Portage Ceol Mor

    Historic Tune From James Aird: Braes of Angus

    Hamish Napier: The May Fly

    Woods: The Tree of Life/Lightning

    Woods: The Highest Willows

    Me: Michael McDonald’s Jig

  • Season 4 Episode 5 Bog an Lochan, Carolan's Concerto, Glasgow City Police, Noran Keeshna, Coosey Jig

    May 4th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 16 secs
    bagpipes, celtic, eighteenth century, history, ireland, irish music, music, nineteenth century, scotland, scottish, scottish music, uilleann pipes, whistle

    Highland Pipes: Bog an Lochan (Angus MacKay 19th Century Tune)
    Glasgow City Police (modern tune
    Uilleann Pipes:
    O'Carolan's Concerto (Eighteenth Century)
    Noran Keeshna and Coosey Jig (From O'Farrell's Pocket Companion Early 19th Century)

  • Season 4 Episode 4 Wetootwaag's Bagpipe and History Podcast

    April 25th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  16 mins 59 secs
    bagpipes, celtic, gaming, history, ireland, irish music, music, scotland, scottish, scottish music, soundtrack

    Original Compositions:
    Nurse's Tune on whistle
    Glassy Reflection on Highland Bagpipes
    James Aird Collection:
    The Moon and the Seven Stars on Uilleann Pipes
    O'Farrell Collection:
    Darby Carey On Low Whistle

  • Episode 6: Season 4 Episode 3, New name, new Tune Collection! Welcome to James Aird's Collection

    April 13th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  31 mins 59 secs

    Episode Notes:
    First tune is a Piobaireachead I wrote for my grandparents and Family, called Joh...

  • Season 4 Episode 2

    March 29th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  28 mins 52 secs

    Let me Know you are listening!
    wetootwaag@gmail.com any hold outs from last round of posting epi...

  • Wetootwaag's Podcast Of Bagpipe Power Covid Season Episode 1

    March 20th, 2020  |  Season 4  |  24 mins 6 secs

    So...It has been a while. I realized I have hours and hours of recordings of me playing since I l...