(June 2003) 12 tracks (71 mins): The Blue Ribbon (oral instruction by R U Brown) * The Blue Ribbon (played in full by R U Brown) * The MacLeod's Salute (oral instruction by R B Nicol) * The MacLeod's Salute (part played by R B Nicol) * MacLeod's Controversy (oral instruction by R U Brown) * MacLeod's Controversy (part played by R U Brown) * Lament For The Earl of Antrim (oral instruction by R U Brown) * I Am Proud to Play A Pipe (oral instruction by R U Brown) * I Am Proud to Play A Pipe (part played by R U Brown) * A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Coagach (oral instruction by R B Nicol) * Colin MacRae of Inverinate's Lament (oral instruction by the two Bobs) * Colin MacRae of Inverinate's Lament (played in full by R U Brown).
Volume 5 of this highly acclaimed series of original recordings of the 'Bobs of Balmoral' - Robert U Brown and Robert Nicol - giving instruction on the art of piobaireachd, mainly through vocalisations of the tunes with some playing.
This series of recordings is mainly intended for instructional purposes but is also of great historic interest and value. Edited by Norman Matheson and Robert Wallace.
"An authentic record of the teachings of two men who dedicated their lives to ceol mor and and to promulgating the instructions they received from John MacDonald of Inverness. They are nothing less than an inalienable link with the past and genuine oral tradition." (Robert Wallace)
"A really fascinating recording." (The Tartan and the Green)
"This CD is a must for everyone interested in piobaireachd." (Malcolm MacRae, past president of The Piobaireachd Society)
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