The Big Sing

The National Piping Centre

The Big Sing

The National Piping Centre

A family-friendly event, open to all, presented by the Pibroch Network. Beginners welcome! No previous knowledge, ability to read music, or ability to sing required.

Date and time

2023-08-17 14:30:00

Venue

The National Piping Centre

Tickets

This event is FREE to attend

In this entertaining introduction to MacCrimmon canntaireachd, Barnaby Brown makes the real McCoy easy to handle. This is a multi-sensory experience crafted with colourful syllables, memorable gestures, and tasty harmonic morsels. In 90 mins, we will learn to chant a pibroch classic: “Lament for the Union” (1707).
Iain Dubh MacCrimmon called this “Mallachd nam Pìobairean” – The Curse of the Pipers. The music combines three medieval styles designed to elicit superhuman powers, curse enemies, and assuage grief. Like doctors and priests, professional pipers helped people cope with misfortune and difficulties, handling whatever life threw at them.

Join us for some wholesome community singing! Pibroch is a force for wellbeing, connecting us across generations and world-views and building courage to trust Highland piping’s ear-witnesses.

To continue singing and sharing, participants will take home a beautiful copy of the score by graphic designer Kate Carpenter. The Big Sing launches her book (The Gesto Canntaireachd Illuminated by Kate Carpenter), available from the National Piping Centre shop.

The Venue


The National Piping Centre

The centre serves as a national and international centre of excellence for the great Highland Bagpipe and its music.

The Street Cafe is just outside on McPhater Street, so join us there. 

Date and time

2023-08-17 14:30:00

Venue

The National Piping Centre

Tickets

This event is FREE to attend


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