Bagpipers may find themselves at this site looking for my bagpipe music manuscripts. This is an evolving electronic archive of over 100 tunes for the Great Highland Bagpipe I've written over the years.

Project Progress



What is the most recent edition?

Edition #4, containing 105 tunes, was released on 8 May 2023. Subscribers to the book were emailed directly. 

Where can I find previous editions?

The book has been released in editions, not volumes. So each edition contains the tunes from previous editions plus new content.

Will there be more tunes added?

Yes, there will be at least one more edition. I've uncovered old manuscripts from when I first started writing bagpipe music and I will resurrect some of them, and of course, add some more new material.

Where can I download the book?

Tune List


  • Amazing Grace 140º
  • One Night in Kyiv


  • Aboard The Vital Spark
  • Acrobat, The
  • Back To The Bus We Go!
  • Betwixt and Between 
  • Biddy Blackmore
  • Bohemian Piper
  • Braes of Fallon, The
  • Coondoo Street
  • Crusts of Salt
  • Dancing Through Cairo
  • Down The Range
  • Fortune Teller, The
  • Groovin' Green Apron, The
  • Koah Kid, The
  • Mareeba Man
  • Northlanders
  • Pocketful of Dollars
  • Red Room Rumble
  • Red Thunder
  • Tourist, The
  • Twisted Rigging
  • Victoria Street
  • Walking The Surf


  • Aboard The Vital Spark
  • Amphitheatre Ascent
  • Apothecary, The
  • Bear and The Bee, The
  • Beriozka Boys, The
  • Buchasia Beach
  • Catching Mermaids
  • Coming to The Crunch
  • Derek The Peacock
  • Down The Souk Market
  • Fortune Teller, The
  • Kick The Peever
  • Little Jammy Fingers
  • Mr Drones
  • Rhona Duncan
  • Roxy MacLean's Jig
  • Runaway Wheel, The
  • Skelpit Heid
  • Sorcerer's Secret, The
  • Two Shots of Black
  • Velvet Stingrays


  • Barefoot Through Brisbane 
  • Barefoot Through Brisbane (+ harmony)
  • Barron Falls, The
  • Basque People, The
  • Blair Stewart 
  • Braes of Lochalsh, The
  • Castles in the Sky 
  • Crossing The Manly Ferry
  • Doug Lawrie 
  • Drums of Independence 
  • Eimeo Creek 
  • Finbar The Whistling Fish
  • Fourth March, The
  • Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle, The 
  • Great Muster, The 
  • Hills of Caravonica, The
  • Hugh Goldie's Farewell to Port Douglas
  • Kangaroo Point 
  • Let's Hit The Frog And Toad
  • Lights of The Story Bridge 
  • Starlight
  • Thunder Queen
  • Wee Callum Graham 


  • Baila Conmigo
  • Bell Ringer, The
  • Big Flit, The
  • Biscuit Reel, The
  • Boy and The Goat, The
  • Cajun Wullie
  • Donald's Other Troosers
  • Eumundi Praise
  • Fannie Korminski
  • Fields of Fire
  • Kinlodden House
  • Leaving LaLa Land
  • McTaggart's Reel
  • One Shoe Reel, The
  • Quartermaster's Reel, The
  • Rowdy's Reel
  • Roxy MacLean
  • Skipping Path, The
  • Smugglers' Train, The
  • Spinners' Night Out, The
  • Swordies, The
  • Three Sided Slide, The
  • Treadmill, The
  • Up The Shoogly Stairs

Slow Airs

  • Amazing Grace (3 part harmony)
  • Autumn Brown
  • Children of Kyiv
  • Echoes of a Distant Land
  • Highland Whisper 
  • Jessie Martin's Air
  • Protector, The
  • Quiraing
  • Voice of an Angel
  • Wee Brig, The


  • Drovelone, The
  • Windy City

Free Book Download

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Changes to audio

From Edition #3 onwards audio recordings of the Bagpipe Music Book will be deprecated on SoundCloud. The undressed audio might be fine for clarity or learning a tune, but it doesn't represent the way I hear or feel about the music. And this has been largely responsible for my neglecting to complete the audio recordings for the latest editions. For me, the difference is like Black and White Television vs Colour Television. I know which one I prefer.

So from now on, I will be doing all-new recordings of bagpipe tunes in dressed arrangements – bagpipe music in the context I hear it – and the tracks will be made available via Spotify.

Old audio

The 40 or so bagpipe recordings on SoundCloud for Edition #2 will also be rearranged and recorded in dressed format – slowly but surely – and transferred over to Spotify.

In the meantime, for all the Black and White buffs out there, the original Edition #2 recordings can still be found on SoundCloud.

Giving back...

I provide this music for free as a means of giving something back to the bagpiping community that I grew up in. So please feel free to help me out by posting a social media message to your favourite platform, encouraging people to visit this page and subscribe for their own free copy with updates.

Thank you for your interest and patience, and keep on piping!

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