Kevin O'Brien Bagpiper
Kevin O'Brien Bagpiper

Kevin O'Brien

 

Bagpiper

 


 

151 N Ellwood Ave

Baltimore, MD 21224


Phone: 410 327-6637

 

bogtr@verizon.net

 

obrienk@verizon.net

 

 

 

 


 

 

Kevin in Frederick, Maryland

 

 

 

Audio

Kevin also plays small pipes made by E.J. Jones

 

Bagpipe music falls into two general categories.

 


 

Piobaireachd (literally "piping) or Ceol Mor (litearlly "big music"), (pronounced approximately pee-bruch).  Piobaireachd tunes generall begin with a ground movement, which is slow moving and which sets the melody pattern of the tune.  Variations based on principal theme notes of the ground follow.    As an example, excerpts of the ground and second variation of the tune MacCrimmon's Sweetheart are given below.  The tune was probably composed by Donald Ruadh MacCrimmon, who died in 1825. 

 

 

 

Light music comprises bagpipe tunes most familiar to the general listener. Marches, dance tunes, and airs fall into this category.  Audio examples below:

  • Morag of Dunvegan and The Sweet Maid of Mull
  • The Highland Wedding
  • The Dark Isle
  • The Galway Shawl
  • The Green Hills of Tyrol
  • Highland Cathedral
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • Peg Ryan's Wedding
  • Rab's Wedding
  • An Eala Bhan (The White Swan)

 

Morag of Dunvegan and The Sweet Maid of Mull

Air and 6/8 march

The Highland Wedding

The Dark Isle

The Galway Shawl

The Green Hills of Tyrol - shuttle pipes

Higland Cathedral

The Minstrel Boy

Peg Ryan's Wedding - shuttle pipes

Rab's Wedding - shuttle pipes

An Eala Bhan (The White Swan) - shuttle pipes

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