Bagpipe Compositions

Swedish piper Göran Hallmarken playing at the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock 2017

Everyone thinks of the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes (the big wans), however, there are many types of bagpipes.

Within the area of Scotland, Ireland and the north of England, we see other bagpipes such as the Scottish lowland pipes, the Scottish small pipes, the Irish Uilleann pipes and the Northumbrian pipes to name a few. Some have restricted range whilst other have extended fingering of additional sharps and flats.

Of course, other countries have their own bagpipes - the image above is of the great Swedish musician and Stockholm drinking partner Göran Hallmarken.



Fred Morrison playing Scottish lowland pipes (the ‘Fred Morrison’ McCallum Reelpipes): -



Catherine Ashcroft playing Northumbrian pipes: -



The following sets are available and suitable for bagpipes. Information on all of the tunes, including audio guide tracks, are listed below: -

Name Suggested Sets
The March 1 Set PDF
The Tarbolton Reels 1 Set PDF
The Tarbolton Reels 2 Set PDF




Bagpipe Compositions

You are most welcome to browse, download and play any of the compositions. All compositions remain copyright © John C Grant.

These compositions all fall within the range of the Great Highland Bagpipes, Border/Lowland/Reelpipes and Smallpipes.

You can download all PDFs here

Name Collection
Abigail MacKenzie The Three Six Five Collection
Alexander Brown The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Ali MacLeod The Three Six Five Collection
Allan Carswell The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Andrea Gadd The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Chris McQueer The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Colin Hunter The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Darren McGarvey The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
David Moore The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
David Rae The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
David Sillar The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Derek McLean and Edward Dennehy The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Ewin Murray The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Gavin Barrie The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Jacqueline Sinclair The Three Six Five Collection
Jim Gemmell The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Burns The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Jardine Fergusson The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Richard The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Shirkie The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Spiers The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Wilson The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
John Wilson of Tarbolton The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Johnie Ged The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Jonnet Reid The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Keith Fullerton The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Kenneth Mitchell The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Len Pennie The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Lodge Tarbolton Kilwinning St James No 135 The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Major John Weir OBE The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Margaret Brown The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Mark Thompson The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Martin Swan The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
McLeod Court The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Michael Russell The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Nisse Meseke The Three Six Five Collection
Pauline Oubari The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Robert Burns The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Robert McCroskie The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Ron Falkenham The Three Six Five Collection
Sandgate Street The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Tarbolton Amateurs FC The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Tarbolton Mill The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
The Gregg Fiddle The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
The Kings House Hotel The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
The Plough Inn The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
The Tackety Bit The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Thomas Hainey The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Walter Mitchell The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
William Burnes The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
William M'Gavin The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
William Muir The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection




Extended Fingering Bagpipe Compositions

You are most welcome to browse, download and play any of the compositions. All compositions remain copyright © John C Grant.

These compositions all fall within the range of the Great Highland Bagpipes and Border/Lowland/Reelpipes that allow the extended fingering of C natural, F natural and high G#.

You can download all PDFs here

Name Collection
Alistair Heather The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Annabella Burns The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Calum John Grant The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Claire Leitch The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Cumnock Tartan Army The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Dougie Ritchie The Three Six Five Collection
Douglas Reid The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Gilbert Burns The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Hilary McArthur The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Hugh Reid The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
James Paterson The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Lorrimer Headley The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Margaret Sunderland The Tarbolton Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Martin Trainer The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
Murray Pittock The Three Six Five Collection
Susi and Gavin McGilvray The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection
The Woodstock Arms The Kilmarnock Collection,The Three Six Five Collection



The following sets are available and suitable for bagpipes with extended fingering: -

Name Suggested Sets
The March 1 Set PDF
The Reels 1 Set PDF
The Tarbolton Reels 1 Set PDF
The Tarbolton Reels 2 Set PDF



Fred Morrison Reel Pipes, McCallum Bagpipes, Kilmarnock



Guide Tracks

All guide tracks for the Bagpipe Collection.



I leave you with Ross Ainslie (lowland pipes) and Jarlath Henderson (Uileann pipes): -