Tune Sampler

Here you will find a sampling of tunes which represents only a small portion of my repertoire.

If you don't find something to your liking we can discuss the particulars and come up with whatever is needed to meet the requirements of your occasion. I do take requests and suggestions, and have on a number of occasions learned new tunes that were favorites requested by my clients.

Note that in order to minimize file sizes many of these clips have been intentionally abbreviated. However, any music that you select can be performed to its full extent or be easily lengthened or otherwise taylored to fit your preferences or the timing of your ceremony.

Listen to the media player at the right for a few of the more familiar tunes or click on any of the "" links in the tables below to listen to MP3 clips of my piping. Use your browser's BACK button, if necessary, to return to this page.

Music with organ accompaniment:

The combination of pipe organ and bagpipes will create a unique and enhanced listening experience.
Sheet music is available below in PDF format for Highland Cathedral and Lament for Iain Ruadh.

NOTE - Please consider this ahead of time: Since the Highland bagpipes are significantly sharp from concert pitch, my Bb-pitch pipe chanter must be used OR the organ must be tunable (electronic) to be able to match the standard pitch of the pipes (A=480-ish). Appropriate time must be set aside prior to a performance for tuning and to rehearse with the organist (typically 20-30 min.). Once this is accomplished the result is a very stirring one and well worth the extra time.
Please watch the Highland Cathedral video on on my Videos page to enjoy the full effect!

The player contains a selection of some more familiar tunes.

For more of my piping, click on the "" links in the tables below.

  • Amazing Grace
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Lament for Iain Ruaidh
  • The Parting Glass
  • Mist Covered Mtns
  • Suo Gan
  • The Water Is Wide
  • Going Home
  • Wedding March
  • Banjo Breakdown
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Pumpkin's Fancy
  • The Gael (from The Last of the Mohicans)
  • Wearing of the Green

Jigs

MP3 Tune Name Type
Banjo Breakdown Jig
  Blarney Pilgrim Jig
  Glasgow City Police Pipers Jig
  Hag At the Churn Jig
  Honey In the Bag Jig
  Cork Hill Jig
Irish Washerwoman Jig
  Paddy's Leather Breeches Jig
  Paddy Carrey Jig
  Rocking the Baby Jig
  Troy's Wedding Jig

Reels & Hornpipes

MP3 Tune Name Type
  Devil Amongst the Tailors Reel
  Jolly Beggarman Reel
  Kitty Got a Clinking Reel
  Mhadhadh Ruadh Reel
  Mason's Apron Reel
  Piper of Drummond Reel
  Sound of Sleat Reel
  Boys of Bluehill Hornpipe
Pumpkin's Fancy Hornpipe
  Rathven Market Hornpipe
  Struttin' Hornpipe Hornpipe

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Airs & Slow Tunes

MP3 Tune Name Type
  A Man's A Man For A' That Slow Air
Bluebells of Scotland Slow Air
  Cliffs of Doneen Slow Air
Danny Boy Slow Air
Fanny Power Slow Air
  Farewell to Camraw Slow Air
Farewell to Govan Waltz
  Flowers of the Forest (for the departed) Slow Air
  For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name Slow Air
For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart) Slow Air, ver.1
For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart) Slow Air, ver.2
Going Home (Dvorak) Slow Air
  Jezaique (Cape Breton) Slow Air
  Lament for Freeman's Whistle Slow Air
Lament for Iain Ruaidh Slow Air
  Loch Lomand Slow Air
  MacDonald's Lament Slow Air
Mist Covered Mountains Slow Air
  Ode to Joy (Beethoven) Slow Air
The Parting Glass Slow Air
  Piper's Prayer Slow Air
Planxty Irwin Slow Air
  She Moved Through the Fair Slow Air
Suo Gan (Welsh lullaby) Slow Air
Suo Gan (Welsh lullaby) played faster as a Slow March
MP3 Tune Name Type
  Auld Lang Syne Slow March
  Dark Island Slow March
  Flower of Scotland Slow March
Highland Cathedral Slow March
  Loch Rannoch Slow March
March of the King of Laois Slow March
  My Home Slow March
Saffron Kilt Slow March
Skye Boat Song Slow March
Tyree Bridal Song Slow March
  When Pipers Play Slow March
  Will Ye No Come Back Again Slow March
  Himno Nacional de El Salvador Anthem
On Ilkley Moor Baht'at  (Yorkshire) Anthem
  The Soldiers' Song (Ireland) Anthem
Amazing Grace Hymn
Abide With Me Hymn
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Hymn
Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow) Hymn
How Great Thou Art Hymn
Farewell to Govan Waltz
Those Endearing Young Charms Waltz
  Waltzing Matilda Waltz
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Waltz
MP3 Tune Name Type
  All the Way to Galway March
  A Nation Once Again March
  Back to Donegal March
  Boys of Wexford March
  Battle of the Somme March
  Battle of Waterloo March
Black Bear March
  Bonnie Dundee March
  Bonnie Lass o'Fyvie March
  Brown Haired Maiden March
  Caber Feidh March
  Carles wi' the Breeks March
  Castle Dangerous March
  Castle Dangerous March
  Caubeen Trimmed With Blue March
  Cock of the North March
  Cockney Jocks March
  Crags of Tumbledown Mountain March
  Donald MacLean's Farewell to Oban March
  Flet from Flotta March
Garry Owen March
  Green Hills of Tyrol March
  Heights of Dargai March
  High Road to Gareloch March
MP3 Tune Name Type
I Love A Lassie March
Kelly the Boy From Killane March
  Leaving Liverpool March
  Lord Lovat's Lament March
Mairi's Wedding March
  Minstrel Boy March
Murdo's Wedding March
My Love She's But a Lassie Yet March
  Nell Flagherty's Drake March
  No Awa' Tae Bide Awa' March
  Pipe Major Sam Scott March
  Piper's Cave March
  Rakes of Mallow March
  Rowan Tree March
Scotland the Brave March
  Sean Truibhais March
  Siege of Delhi March
St. Patrick's Day In the Morning March
  Teribus March
  Thistle of Scotland March
Wearing of the Green March
Wedding March (traditional) March
  Wha' Saw the 42nd March
  When the Battle's O'er March
  Wings March

Strathspeys

MP3 Tune Name Type
Because He Was a Bonnie Lad Strathspey
  Ewe With the Crooked Horn Strathspey
  Lady Madelina Sinclair Strathspey
  Molly Connell Strathspey
  Susan McLeod Strathspey

Party Tunes & Non-Traditional

MP3 Tune Name Type
  Flintstones Party
  Mickey Mouse Club Party
  Happy Birthday Party
  Popeye the Sailor Party
  The Galway Girl Song
  Sonny's Mazurka Mazurka
Mouret's Rondeau (theme from PBS Masterpiece Theater) Classical
Frailock Klezmer
  Univ. of Michigan Fight Song March
  Michigan State Fight Song March
  various Christmas Carols