We have some very significant bagpipe CDs including two series of amateur recordings that are historically important in preserving parts of the piping tradition that might otherwise be lost.
The first series is from the medal-winning local piper William M MacDonald who was a master of piobaireachd (pibroch) and whose tape recordings have been restored as best as we can to allow future generations to hear his playing.
The second series of piobaireachd recordings are from the other side of the world where Barrie Orme recorded tunes as handed down to him, a record of a style long since changed in Scotland. While his playing and the recordings are far from perfect they give a fascinating insight into an era of bagpipe playing that we can't access by other means.
We also have a recording of Alan Bain playing a mixture of ceol mor and ceol beag. Alan comes from a well-know family of pipers and pipe makers on the west coast of Scotland and the recording is unusual in the volume of the drones.