Letters and notices Sep 2021 in Chanter 2021 Autumn

Dear Jane, I have recently acquired a set of Jon Swayne pipes and joined the BagSoc. I am keen to learn as much as I can about my new pastime so I have been working my way through all the online back issues of The Chanter and I’ve enjoyed every edition. I am now wondering whether BagSoc members have a list of favourite books on bagpipes they could recommend. It would be interesting to all your readers to learn which books on piping have had the biggest impact on other readers of The Chanter.

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The Story Behind the Carnet de Notes Dec 2021 in Chanter 2021 Winter

In 2007, we published, in association with CRMT Limousin, the first edition of a book which brought together 200 melodies for the chabrette limousine, as well as for other bagpipes from Central France. The melodies were, for the most part, traditional. The “Carnet de Notes” was immediately successful and it sold out in a few months and it has since become a real collector’s item.

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