Gordon’s excellent compositions are available in this collection of his tunes, the first book published by the Trust.
There has always been tremendous interest in the original music of Gordon Duncan. His stunning compositions have featured in his own ground-breaking recordings and studio sessions, in his work with top Scottish traditional music bands, and in the medleys of many top-grade pipe bands, especially those of which he was a member. Gordon’s tunes have “crossed over” into many other traditional instruments, such as the fiddle and accordion.
Compiled and produced by his brother, Ian Duncan, it also includes many photos of Gordon.
Contains around 50 of his original compositions, some of them well known but many more of which had yet to see the light of day:
Mr & Mrs J Duncan * Balnauld Cottage * Pipe Major Bill Hepburn * Pipe Major Sandy Spence * Pipe Major Sandy Spence (Harmony) * Farewell to Halkirk * Tartan Day * The Gladiator * Sir James of the Old Port * Alex’s Haircut * Blow My Chanter * Jig O’Beer * The Pitlochry High School Centenary * More Brandy * Roll out the Snake * Rory Gallagher * The Famous Baravan * The Gathering * The 98 Jig * The Soup Dragon * The Panda * The Trip to Modera * Nae Door Pibroch * The Belly Dancer * The Sleeping Tune * Break Yer Bass Drone * Andy Renwick’s Ferret * Clueless * Davy Webster’s 40th * Falcon Square * Susan Lazell’s * Just for Seamus * Pressed for Time * The Ramnee Ceilidh * Tain in the Rain * The Forth Floor * The High Drive * The Thin Man * Yer a Kent * Yer a Kent (Whistle) * Upside Down in Eden Court * Mr & Mrs J Duncan’s Golden Wedding 2000 * Ian Green of Greentrax * The Black Ribbon * Jock Broon’s 70th * The Gargoyles * The Straloch Turkeys * Zeeto the Bubbleman.
This collection is a must have for pipers and other traditional musicians. The music is in piping notation, but the tunes can be played by folk bands, dance bands and others.
The second book of Gordon’s tunes – Gordon Duncan’s Tunes Book 2 – is also available direct from the Trust.
Note: If you have the older, first edition of this title, you can download the missing second page here: The 98 Jig