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 "click on the note icon to hear the tune" 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 for a brief rehearsal with the organist (typically 10-20 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!

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The player contains a selection of some more familiar tunes.

To hear more of my piping, click on the "note" 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 & Polkas

MP3 Tune Name Type
note Banjo Breakdown Jig
  Blarney Pilgrim Jig
  Cork Hill Jig
  The Duck Jig
  Glasgow City Police Pipers Jig
  Hag At the Churn Jig
  Honey In the Bag Jig
  I Buried My Wife & Danced On Her Grave Jig
note Irish Washerwoman Jig
  Paddy's Leather Breeches Jig
  Paddy Carey Jig
  Rocking the Baby Jig
  Troy's Wedding Jig
note The Girl I Left Behind Me Polka
  Rakes of Mallow Polka

Reels & Hornpipes

MP3 Tune Name Type
  Devil Amongst the Tailors Reel
  High Road to Linton Reel
  Jolly Beggarman Reel
  Kitty Got a Clinking Reel
  Mhadhadh Ruadh Reel
  Mason's Apron Reel
  Piper of Drummond Reel
  Silver Spear Reel
  Sound of Sleat Reel
  Boys of Bluehill Hornpipe
note Dora Watt Hornpipe
  Itchy Fingers Hornpipe
note Pumpkin's Fancy Hornpipe
  Rathven Market Hornpipe
  Struttin' Hornpipe Hornpipe

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Airs & Slow Tunes

MP3 Tune Name Type
note America the Beautiful Song
  A Man's A Man For A' That Slow Air
  Annie Laurie Song
  Auld Lang Syne Slow March
  Ballad of Glencoe Song
  Black Velvet Band Song
note Bluebells of Scotland Slow Air
  Calon Lan Welsh Song
  Cliffs of Doneen Slow Air
note Danny Boy Slow Air
  Dark Island Slow March
note Dawning of the Day Slow Air
  Down By the Sally Gardens Slow March
note Fanny Power Slow Air
  Farewell to Camraw Slow Air
note Farewell to Govan Slow Air
note Flowers of the Forest (for the departed) Slow Air
note Flower of Scotland, The Slow March
  For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name Slow Air
note For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart) Slow Air, ver.1
note For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart) Slow Air, ver.2
note God Bless America Song
note Going Home (Dvorak) Slow Air
note Highland Cathedral Slow March
  Jezaique (Cape Breton) Slow Air
  Lament for Freeman's Whistle Slow Air
note Lament for Iain Ruaidh Slow Air
note Lament for William's Father (from Braveheart) Slow Air
  Loch Lomand Slow Air
  Loch Rannoch Slow March
note Lochaber No More Slow Air
  MacDonald's Lament Slow Air
note March of the King of Laois Slow March
note Mist Covered Mountains Slow Air
  Molly Malone Song
  My Home Slow March
MP3 Tune Name Type
note Ode to Joy (Beethoven) Slow Air
note The Parting Glass Slow Air
  Piper's Prayer Slow Air
note Planxty Irwin Slow Air
note Saffron Kilt Slow March
  She Moved Through the Fair Slow Air
note Skye Boat Song Slow March
note Suo Gan (Welsh lullaby) Slow Air
note Suo Gan (Welsh lullaby) played faster as a Slow March
  Time To Say Goodbye (Con te partiro') Song
note Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral Lullaby
note Tyree Bridal Song Slow March
note The Water Is Wide (When Pipers Play) Slow March
  Whiskey In the Jar Song
  Wild Rover, The Song
  Will Ye No Come Back Again Slow March
note Amazing Grace Hymn
note Amazing Grace with Pipe Organ (Dr. Tim Huth, organist) Hymn
note Abide With Me Hymn
note A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Hymn
note Be Thou My Vision Hymn
note Come Thou Font of Every Blessing Hymn
note Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow) Hymn
note Eternal Father, Strong To Save Navy Hymn
note How Great Thou Art Hymn
note Hyfrydol Welsh Hymn
note I Know That My Redeemer Lives Hymn
note Morning Has Broken Hymn
note Simple Gifts Quaker Hymn
note Will the Circle Be Unbroken Hymn
note Ye Watchers & Ye Holy Ones.mp3 Hymn
  Morag of Dunvegan Waltz
note Those Endearing Young Charms Waltz
  Waltzing Matilda Waltz
note When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Waltz

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Military & Anthems

MP3 Tune Name Type
note Anchors Aweigh March
  Caissons Go Rolling Along March
  Marine Hymn March
MP3 Tune Name Type
note Biladi, Biladi, Biladi (Egypt) Anthem
  Himno Nacional de El Salvador Anthem
note On Ilkley Moor Baht'at  (Yorkshire) Anthem
  The Soldiers' Song (Ireland) Anthem
MP3 Tune Name Type
  Atholl Highlanders March
  A Mile Down the Road March
  All the Way to Galway March
  A Nation Once Again March
  Back to Donegal March
  Blue Bonnets Over the Border March
  Boys of Wexford March
  Battle of the Somme March
  Battle of Waterloo March
note Black Bear March
  Bonnie Dundee March
  Bonnie Lass o'Fyvie March
  Brian Boru's March March
  Brown Haired Maiden March
  Caber Feidh March
  Carles Wi' the Breeks 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
  Flett from Flotta March
note Garry Owen March
  Green Hills of Tyrol March
  Heights of Dargai March
note Highland Wedding March
MP3 Tune Name Type
  High Road to Gareloch March
note I Love a Lassie March
  Jimmy Findlater March
note Kelly the Boy From Killane March
  Leaving Liverpool March
  Lord Lovat's Lament March
note Mairi's Wedding March
  Minstrel Boy March
note Murdo's Wedding March
note My Love She's But a Lassie Yet March
  Nell Flagherty's Drake March
  No Awa' Tae Bide Awa' March
  O'Sullivan's March March
  Pipe Major Sam Scott March
  Piper's Cave March
  Rowan Tree March
note Scotland the Brave March
  Sean Truibhais March
  Siege of Delhi March
note St. Patrick's Day In the Morning March
  Teribus March
note Thistle of Scotland, The March
note Wearing of the Green March
note Wedding March (traditional) March
  Wha' Saw the 42nd March
  When the Battle's O'er March
note Wings March


MP3 Tune Name Type
note Because He Was a Bonnie Lad Strathspey
  Captain Horne Strathspey
  Ewe With the Crooked Horn Strathspey
  Lady Madelina Sinclair Strathspey
  Molly Connell Strathspey
  O'er the Bows to Ballindalloch 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
note The Galway Girl Song
note Hard Times Come Again No More Song
note I Is For Ireland Song
note My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean Song
  Joe Bane's Barndance
note Sandy Boys Old-Time
  Sonny's Mazurka Mazurka
note Mouret's Rondeau (theme from PBS Masterpiece Theater) Classical
note Frailock Klezmer
note Hava Nagila Klezmer
note The Yellow and Blue (UofM Alma Mater) Song
note Univ. of Michigan Fight Song March
note Michigan State Fight Song March
  various Christmas Carols  

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