Besom in Bloom - Gracing and variation


These are notes from Dave Rowland’s workshop given at the Blowout, June 2015. The workshop is designed to take a simple tune and look at some specific gracing that may work on our pipes, and to look at how we can vary a tune during our playing of it. It is designed to accommodate Jon Swayne style Border pipes, and others, in the key of “D”. It is based on two statements by Breandon Breathnach, the Uilleann piper and collector of tunes.

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