The music moves me, but it moves me ugly.

Music moves me. Physically, it puts me in the same place as Dudley, clear evidence of that can be seen here. Mentally, spiritually, and in every other way, music moves me to write, to compose. I like all kinds of music. All kinds. Even some forms of jazz. There, I said it, I'm not prejudiced. No sign of non-inclusivity here. Move along. Having learned to play bagpipes from the early age of seven — forced upon me, ah, those were the days — Celtic music, in all its forms, remains at the very roots of my musical genes. Everyone has a framework for working things out. Musically, I hear tunes, melodies, rhythms, and harmonies in my head in the form of bagpipes. Now, before all the aficionados leave the room with their noses in the air, I might add that I have added a few more instruments to my skillset, not least the highly revered Patagonian musical spoon kit. And, in fairness, it could be a lot worse. Imagine if I heard everything in my head being played by a [insert your own devil's instrument here]! Ew, shudder the thought! So, for me, bagpipes and dancing are perfect partners for a good time. Throw in some EDM, spice it up with a bit of theatrical context and you have my idea of music. Well, at least one form of it. For the other forms, browse through the music player below.

And perhaps one day, I will get me some dancing lessons. Just like Dudley. But in the meantime...

Bagpipe Music Book

I've compiled a book of over 100 tunes I've written specifically for bagpipes. The contents of the book are listed here:

Bagpipe Music Book
Free E-Book of bagpipe music, tunes, compositions, and arrangements by Fraser Martin: marches, hornpipes, reels, jigs, slow airs, strathspeys, pop and rock.
Tune Page
Amazing Grace 140º 1
One Night in Kyiv 3
Aboard The Vital Spark 4
Acrobat, The 5
Back To The Bus We Go! 6
Betwixt and Between 7
Biddy Blackmore 8
Bohemian Piper 9
Braes of Fallon, The 10
Coondoo Street 11
Crusts of Salt 12
Dancing Through Cairo 13
Down The Range 14
Fortune Teller, The 15
Groovin' Green Apron, The 16
Koah Kid, The 25
Mareeba Man 26
Northlanders 27
Pocketful of Dollars 28
Red Room Rumble 29
Red Thunder 30
Tourist, The 31
Twisted Rigging 32
Victoria Street 33
Walking The Surf 34
Aboard The Vital Spark 35
Amphitheatre Ascent 36
Apothecary, The 37
Bear and The Bee, The 38
Beriozka Boys, The 39
Buchasia Beach 40
Catching Mermaids 41
Coming to The Crunch 42
Derek The Peacock 43
Down The Souk Market 44
Fortune Teller, The 45
Kick The Peever 46
Little Jammy Fingers 47
Mr Drones 48
Rhona Duncan 49
Roxy MacLean's Jig 50
Runaway Wheel, The 51
Skelpit Heid 52
Sorcerer's Secret, The 53
Two Shots of Black 54
Velvet Stingrays 55
Barefoot Through Brisbane 56
Barefoot Through Brisbane (+ harmony) 57
Barron Falls, The 58
Basque People, The 59
Blair Stewart 60
Braes of Lochalsh, The 61
Castles in the Sky 63
Crossing The Manly Ferry 65
Doug Lawrie 66
Drums of Independence 67
Eimeo Creek 68
Finbar The Whistling Fish 69
Fourth March, The 71
Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle, The 72
Great Muster, The 73
Hills of Caravonica, The 74
Hugh Goldie's Farewell to Port Douglas 75
Kangaroo Point 76
Let's Hit The Frog And Toad 77
Lights of The Story Bridge 78
Starlight 79
Thunder Queen 82
Wee Callum Graham 83
Baila Conmigo 84
Bell Ringer, The 85
Big Flit, The 86
Biscuit Reel, The 87
Boy and The Goat, The 88
Cajun Wullie 89
Donald's Other Troosers 90
Eumundi Praise 91
Fannie Korminski 92
Fields of Fire 93
Kinlodden House 94
Leaving LaLa Land 95
McTaggart's Reel 96
One Shoe Reel, The 97
Quartermaster's Reel, The 98
Rowdy's Reel 99
Roxy MacLean 100
Skipping Path, The 101
Smugglers' Train, The 102
Spinners' Night Out, The 103
Swordies, The 104
Three Sided Slide, The 105
Treadmill, The 107
Up The Shoogly Stairs 108
Amazing Grace (3 part harmony) 109
Autumn Brown 110
Children of Kyiv 111
Echoes of a Distant Land 112
Highland Whisper 113
Jessie Martin's Air 115
Protector, The 116
Quiraing 117
Voice of an Angel 118
Wee Brig, The 119
Drovelone, The 120
Windy City 121

Listen to my music on your favourite streaming service:

Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Tidal, BandCamp, SoundCloud ... and a whole bunch more.

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