The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8951   Message #58562
Posted By: Philippa
14-Feb-99 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: meaning - musha ring dumma do dumma da
Subject: RE: cantaireachd
I wrote on 3 Feb about the possible relationship of nonsense words to the system of cantaireachd for memorising pipe tunes. I've just been listening to a piping programme on the radio and they played some excerpts of and about cantaireachd from a new CD-Rom "The Great Highland Bagpipe". The reviewers rated it highly, albeit with a couple of quibbles about authenticity, such as an Irish bellows-blown uilleann pipe being played to illustrate the sound of the defunct pastoral pipe. Scotdisc has a webpage advertising this CD-Rom