For this bagpipe lesson Pipe Major Bill Robertson explains playing the tune Redford Cottage. Bill breaks the lesson down into sections with commentary for each section.
Redford castle is a 6/8 march and is suitable for intermediate to advanced level pipers.
Please note the compound time rhythm of the beat of 6/8 marches such as this one of 1--,2,3- in each beat of the value three eighth notes/quavers. Generally paying attention in each beat to the downbeat longer 1--, the shorter 2, and the rest of the upbeat duration 3- as directed.
The bagpipe tune Rebford Cottage, a 6/8 March was composed by William Sinclair (Senior) one of the family foundation members of the still famous present day Highland Bagpipe manufactures Wm. Sinclair and Son, of Leith, Edinburgh.
I think it is a pleasant tune that has stood the test of time and worth having in one's 6/8 marches repertoire.
Wm. Sinclair & Son have been making bagpipes since 1933. The business was started by Alexander (Sandy) Sinclair, when he manufactured his first bagpipe for his son William.
The bagpipes manufactured by the family, are synonymous with quality. Believing in the motto, “If it is not good enough for the craftsman within the firm, it is not good enough for those outwith.” Many a top piper and bands use there bagpipes as the bagpipe of their choice
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