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Updated 02/19/2020

 


The Charms of Whisky

This tune is from the 1848 collection, The Caledonian Repository of Music Adopted for the Bagpipes by William Gunn.

William Gunn was born in Kildonan. He competed in the Highland Society's piping competitions and was 5th in Edinburgh in 1824 having moved to Glasgow the preceding year. He became a bagpipe maker around 1834. He died February14, 1867.

Gunn was credited with being the first to make a smallpipe chanter that tuned to the highland bagpipes scale and used the same fingering. He was a prolific composer and was published in his own book as well as William Rossí.