For many years I carried this remarkable little recorder around with me wherever I went. It was a very valuable tool for listening to my own playing as often as possible as a way of improving my playing. The recordings below were all taken with this recorder. All the SSP ones were recorded at home, most of the GHB ones at the Altcar Army Cadet Training Camp near Formby during the time that Joe Massey was teaching the cadet pipe band there. Some of the tunes were recorded in the officers mess, others recorded outside on the parade ground.
GREAT HIGHLAND BAGPIPE
Pipe Major Joe Massey. Written on Boxing Day 2013, after hearing of Joe's passing on Christmas Eve. 2/4 March.
P/M Terry Composed by Joe Massey. Harmony by myself. This is a multi-track recording made on my pipes in my kitchen in about half an hour. First I recorded the melody. Then I recorded the harmony while playing the recording back through headphones. Then I used a wave editor on my computer to put the two tracks together. In the second half of the track I used the chorus facility on the wave editor to produce a virtual pipe corps playing the tune and harmony together. Quite an interesting exercise! Slow Air.
Salute to Pipe Major Evan MacRae
Composed by Joe Massey. Evan MacRae ended his military career as Pipe Major of the Liverpool Scottish in the mid-1960s. During this time Joe Massey was his Pipe Sergeant and learned a great deal of piobaireachd from him. Piobaireachd.
Lament for Capt. Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, RAMC Composed by Joe Massey. Noel Chavasse was one of the only three people ever to have been awarded two Victoria Crosses. He was an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was attached to the Liverpool Scottish during WW1. Piobaireachd.
Lament for Rory Mor MacLeod
(Piobaireachd - ground only).
The Battle of Glenshiel
Piobaireachd - ground only.
Lady Doyle's Salute
Piobaireachd - ground only. (If you think you can hear gunfire in the background, you're right. This recording was made during a training session on the rifle range. It added real atmosphere to the tune. :-)
The Desperate Battle Piobaireachd - ground only.
Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament Piobaireachd - ground only.
The Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute Piobaireachd - ground only.
A Song For David. Recorded at the NW England Solo Piping competition. Slow Air.
Angela's_Wedding & Colin's Cattle Retreat Marches.
As Good As It Gets Hornpipe.
Donald_Macleod & The Curlew Hornpipe & Jig.
G B Allan & The Curlew Hornpipe & Jig.
Heroes of St Valery Retreat March.
Kate Martin's Waltz Slow Air.
Miss Ishabel T MacDonald 6/8 March.
South_Hall, Cpt Colin Campbell, Traditional Reel MSR.
Arthur Bignold, Lady Louden, Willie Cummings MSR.
Dr E G MacKinnon, Highland Harry, Sound of Sleat MSR.
Kate Martin's Waltz, Train Journey North, Rakes of Kildare Slow Air, Hornpipe & Jig.
A Song for David, Tam Bain's Lum, Caber Feidh Slow Air, Hornpipe & Jig.
Scotsaire Hornpipe Slow Air.
Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, Lady Louden, Willie Murray's Reel March, Strathspey & Reel.
Lament for the Children
Piobaireachd - ground only.
Sir Adam Thompson (duet on SSP) 4/4 March.
Flee the Glen, Boys of Ballymote, The Geese in the Bog Jigs
MacCrimmon's Sweetheart Piobaireachd (ground only)
Miss Ishabel T. MacDonald 6/8 March
Glasgow City Police Pipers Jig
Lament for the Iolaire Piobaireachd (ground only
Lament for the Children Piobaireachd (ground only)
An 'Irish Air' - (don't know it's real name) Slow Air
Tones of Westlawn Slow Air
The Wise Maid and Aspen Bank Reels
The Dawning of the Day, Flett from Flotta Slow Air & 4/4 Marches
Black Dog's Master Reel
As Good As It Gets, Kelsey's Wee Reel, Aspen Bank, Three Peaks of South Uist Reels
Corrienessan's Salute Piobaireachd (ground only)
I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand Piobaireachd
MacFarlane's Gathering Piobaireachd
Rory McLoude's Lament Piobaireachd (ground only)
Ronald MacDonald of Morar Piobaireachd (ground and 2 variations)