s7 E24 Halloween Special Episode With Guest Host John Charles, and contributions from Jenna Bagpipes, Leslie Anne Harrison, ChristianWandzala, Cassandre Balosso-Bardin and Eileen Budd


October 21st, 2023

1 hr 3 mins 59 secs

Season 7

Your Hosts

About this Episode

William Campbell: Halloween, Smith’s Orange and Fork
William Campbell: The Crown Prince, Lord St. Orville, Arabella, The Royal Visitors,
John Sutherland: Alas Poor Soul, The Devil’s Dream,
Abraham MacIntosh: The Witches Hill
Joseph Lowe: The Warlocks, The Witches
Jenna Dennison: Devil’s in the Corners
Leslie Anne Harrison: Da Trowie Burn
Christian Wandzala: Bonnie Susie Cleland

Cassandre Balosso-Bardin: Water Nymph aka “Vittrans polska” by Emelius Lundberg
Eileen Budd: Stories of Scottish Arthurian Legends
John Charles: Am Bròn Binn


Thanks to Beth Clark-McDonal, for the use of “Jock O Piper” for the Cover art, Check it out here:


This episode wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of John Charles! “Dr. Jeremy Kingsbury’s Official archivist and biographer!” Thank you John Charles.
I join him in offering my sincere thanks to our guest performers whose links appear in chronological order:

(Note that I am also indebted to the recordings of Leslie and Cassandre from their Performances at the Pipers’ Gathering, 2023, and the recording of Greg Lotta.
You can check out Pipers’ Gathering Here: https://www.pipersgathering.org/
And Greg Lotta’s Work here: https://www.youtube.com/@glatta0


Jenna Dennison:
Known on Social Media as “Jenna Bagpipes” I first met Jenna on Tik Tok where I saw her ripping High Bs on Highland pipes! She’s a delightful Bagpiper’s Bagpiper to follow on social media.
If you want music to “Devil’s in the Corners” you can get it by joining her Patreon feed:
Montreal Piping & Drumming School

social media / website links


Leslie Anne Harrison:
You can Check out Leslie Anne Harrison’s projects on her website:
Be sure to check out her Flute books, “Playing Outside the Lines”
and her “Irish Flute Library” https://www.leslieanneharrison.com/the-irish-flute-library
I took the recording from Greg Lotta’s Recording here:


Christian Wandzala
You can see some of Christian’s musical projects on Social media here:
and his band, Leaky Bellows with his wife Emily Sine Nomine! (CONGRATULATIONS!) and John Charles Here: https://www.facebook.com/trollmoss


Cassandre Balosso-Bardin
You can check out Cassandre’s extensive work on her website here:
Be sure also to check out the “International Bagpipe Organization” which she founded:

I took the recording from Greg Lotta, which you can watch here:


Eileen Budd:
You can check out Eileen on Social Media, she puts out stellar 60 second Scottish Stories on Instagram:
She also has her own podcast, Scottish Folk:

You should also check out her adaptation of the Ossian Poems:


John Charles:
I’m sure John Charles has many sources for his playing of Am Bròn Binn, but I found this setting which sounds fairly similar after a quick search of his favorite archive, Tobar an Dualchais:


Sources for the Jeremy Selections:

1795: Halloween
from William Campbell’s Strathspey reels, waltz's & Irish jiggs for the harp, piano forte, & violin; with their proper figures as danced at Court, Bath, Willis's, Hanover Square Rooms,

1795: Smith’s Orange and Fork
from William Campbell’s Strathspey reels, waltz's & Irish jiggs for the harp, piano forte, & violin; with their proper figures as danced at Court, Bath, Willis's, Hanover Square Rooms,


1815: The Crown Prince, Lord St. Orville, Arabella, The Royal Visitors
From Campbell's favorite set of New Country Dances & Strathspey Reels for the year, 1815 https://imslp.org/wiki/New_Country_Dances_and_Strathspey_Reels_for_1815_(Campbell%2C_William)


1785: Alas Poor Soul, The Devil’s Dream From John Suherland’s Manuscript
John Sutherland’s Manuscript available on Ross’s Music Page: https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/music/index.html
I highly Recommend Ross Anderson’s Introduction to Sutherland:


1792: The Witches Hill,
Abraham MacIntosh’s Thirty New Strathspey Reels, etc…


1844: The Witches and The Warlocks from Joseph Lowe’s Collection of Reels, Strathpeys and Jigs Book IV.


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