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Gordon Duncan - Just For Gordon (CD)

…Duncan solo piping in BBC Pipeline sessions, competitions and other sources from which the tracks on this album have been gleaned: BBC Scotland (for various recitals), Dunkeld Records (tracks from a cassette-only release of 1990), The Scottish Pipers’ Association (from the Knockout Competition of 1993), Festival Interceltique (Lorient, Brittany -…

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes (Book 2) (book)

…Duncan‘s tune collection of marches, polkas, jigs, piobaireachd, slow airs, dances and reels. Featuring the infamous and ever-popular arrangement of AC/DC‘s Thunderstruck amongst the collection, this is a must have for all pipers. The book brings the last of Gordon’s compositions together, and some of his more iconic arrangements of…

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A Celebration Of The Music Of Gordon Duncan (CD)

…Duncan, from Pitlochry in Perthshire, a piper, folk musician and composer, died in December 2005 aged 41. He was widely regarded as one of the most skilled and innovative traditional music performers and composers of modern times. While steeped in the art of traditional Highland piping, his approach to his…

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes (Book 1) (book)

…Duncan’s tunes are well known throughout the traditional music scene in many parts of the world, very few of his compositions have been published in print. However, under the guidance of his brother Pipe Major Ian Duncan, this first volume of Gordon Duncan’s Tunes is now published. Containing around 50…

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Gordon Duncan - Thunderstruck (CD)

…Duncan was certainly one of Scotland’s most innovative pipers and arguably one of the best. He was also a notable and original composer - his tune Andy Renwick’s Ferret, included on this album by popular request, has been recorded in excess of 50 versions by pipers, Scottish dance bands and…

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Gordon Duncan - The Circular Breath (CD)

…One of the most talented and innovative pipers in Scotland.  With Gerry O’Connor, Ireland’s banjo wizard, and Ian Carr (guitar) * Andy Cook (ugandan harp) * Ranald MacArthur (bass) * Donald Hay (drums) * Jim Sutherland (congas, djembe and udah drum).  ‘Highly recommended’ (The Living Tradition)

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Gordon Duncan - Just For Seamus (CD)

…Duncan (Highland Bagpipes) with Ross Kennedy (bouzouki), Conrad Ivitsky (bass), Jim Sutherland (djembe, congas) and Pipe Band Drum Corps.  Conventional and original Highland bagpipe styles from the piping innovator from Perthshire.  ‘This man is precious and should be one of Scotland’s national treasures.’ (Hamish Moore)

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Ian & Gordon Duncan - A Few Tunes And Mair (book)

…Duncan was a member of the Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band, he and brother Ian Duncan released this collection of tunes in 1987. It has been re-published after a few years out-of-print. This contains many great Gordon tunes and arrangements, many of which featured in the selections of the Vale…

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Greentrax 30th Anniversary Collection - The Special Projects (double CD)

…Greentrax Recordings Ltd, which includes the Greentrax, Culburnie, G2 and Celtic Collections labels, is a company with some 500 releases, now regarded by many as Scotland’s leading traditional music company and one of the largest independents in the UK. This “special projects” selection includes tracks from albums which were later…

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Reclaimed - Pipe Music & Song From The Scottish Borders (CD)

…Duncan, Iain MacInnes and Allan MacDonald was released in 1996. Greentrax went on to release the Second Grand Concert and Third Grand Concert Of Piping, featuring other giants of the piping world. Greentrax is proud to have been associated with the Grand Concert series and with this latest Society presentation,…

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Music And Song From Scotland - The Greentrax 25th Anniversary Collection (double CD)

…2011 sees Greentrax Recordings Ltd celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a double CD collection for the price of one CD. The double CD is a compilation of 25 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, all of very special relevance and significance to the label and its managing director, Ian Green. The…

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Gabe McVarish - Eclection (CD)

…Duncan.  With Ross Martin (guitar), Martin O’Neill (bodhran), Iain MacDonald (flute), Eamonn Doorley (bouzouki), Mac Morin of Cape Breton (piano), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes), Luke Daniels (button accordion) Ewan MacPherson (guitars), John Sommerville (piano accordion), Duncan Lyall (bass) and Angus MacKenzie (whistle, Border pipes).

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The Music And Song Of Edinburgh (Celtic Collections vol 13) (CD)

…A collection of music, song and one poem from Edinburgh by Scotland’s finest artistes. With some track changes and a new running order this very popular album (previously CDTRAX090) is re-released on the Greentrax Celtic Collections Series as vol 13. The album has been brought up to date with the…

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Mary Kathleen Burke - A Song In Her Heart (CD)

…Duncan Lyall (bass). This album is a mix of traditional and recent songs, including A Woman’s Heart, of which the composer, Eleanor McEvoy, described Mary’s version as ‘truly beautiful’. ‘There’s an element of nostalgia that you tend to find only among longtime exiles… something different and charming’ (Sarah McQuaid, Evening…

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Scotland, The Music And The Song (A 20 Year Profile Of Greentrax) (3 x CD)

…3CD Digipak Compilation. Greentrax Recordings, ‘Scotland’s Favourite Record Company’, was launched in 1986 by retired Police Inspector Ian Green. In 2006 the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The tracks for this 3CD compilation have been carefully selected by Ian from over 300 albums, showcasing…

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The Piper And The Maker - Hamish Moore Piping Concert (CD)

…Recorded live in Pitlochry Town Hall in October 2003, a varied set of performances to an enthusiastic sell-out audience.The performers on this album include the best of Scotland’s exponents of the Scottish Smallpipes and Border Pipes. All the pipes played were made by Hamish and Fin Moore of Dunkeld.

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Roddy (R S) MacDonald - Good Drying (CD)

…Duncan and many more. He was originally taught by the late John Hunter, tutor with the Inverness Boys Brigade Pipe Band, an ex-Cameron Highlander and veteran of the Somme. After the Boys Brigade, Roddy played with the Inverness British Legion, Invergordon Distillers and British Caledonian Airways Pipe Bands. He also…

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Keltik Elektrik - vol 3 (Hotel Kaledonia) (CD)

…Duncan (bagpipes) and Tony Cuffe (guitar, vocals). ‘If you are at a party on 31st December at about 11.55pm and waiting with baited breath for the New Year ahead with a glass of champagne or two in your hand, and thinking ‘what music can I put on the hi-fi?’... Well,…

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Vibrant New Celtic Sounds From Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 6) (CD)

…Duncan, Burach, MacUmba, Tartan Amoebas, Hamish Moore and Dick Lee, and Keltik Elektrik.

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Bagpipes Of Scotland (Celtic Collections vol 4) (CD)

…Duncan, Dougie Pincock, Lothian and Borders Police Pipe Band, Drambuie Kirkliston Pipe Band, Hamish Moore, Scottish Gas Pipe Band, Gary West with Ceolbeg and MacNaughtons Vale Of Atholl Pipe Band. A mix of solo pipers, pipe bands and folk groups.

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News Articles

Gordon Duncan‘s Tunes - Book 2

Duncan Memorial Trust are planning the creation and release of the second collection of the late, great piper and whistle player Gordon Duncan’s compositions: Book Two. As well as some hidden gems, they are adding traditional compositions that Gordon made his own, including Scottish, Irish and Breton compositions and the…

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BBC Alba Broadcast Of Gordon Duncan Programmes

Duncan this year. Dha Gordon a-mhain (Just for Gordon) was a documentary about Gordon’s life, and his tunes which became a mainstay of the Scottish traditional music repertoire. It featured the musicians that knew and played with him, and those who continue to be inspired by his music, particularly his…

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The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust

Duncan Memorial Trust, of which Ian Green is a member, recently held its Annual General Meeting and is again inviting applications for awards from the Trust. Applications are invited from any young person up to the age of 30, living or working in Scotland, who is finding that their financial…

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October 2015 Album & Event News

Duncan McCrone & Cy Jack, Scott Murray, Simon Kempston, Frank Rae, Chris Finnegan, Charlie Milne and poet Alistair Findlay. Most have also agreed to take part in the Celtic Connections Concert, which will be produced by Ian McCalman with Gary West acting as linkman. The launch of A Tribute in…

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