Scottish country dancing - good introduction ...
with instruction ...
new Scottish country dancing wiki subject page at WUaS ...
Winter Storm 2008 Ceol Beag Andrew Lee
Such fine piping -
Hilarious, and well shot, video, -
which I haven't yet added to WUaS's Bagpipe Tutorials -
not sure what to read in this :)...
and check out the 'Scotticism' (Wikipedia entry)-
which I just added to wiki, World University & School's 'Scots' wiki, subject page -
for open teaching & learning.
(WUaS is like Wikipedia with MIT OCW).
... used to have a t-shirt of a piper playing under a tree on a very windy day,
with his kilt pegged out like a tent, which said
"Blaw, blaw ye stormy windes, I dinna care the noo" -
('Blow, blow you stormy winds, I don't give a hoot' ?)
which I'm guessing is an example of Scotticism :)
These will indeed be fascinating AI programming challenges for an universal translator ...
(Translating colloquialisms in a universal translator,
from and to all 3,000-8,000+ languages,
will indeed make for a lot of creative programming and artificial intelligence) ...
Out of a possible 23 Piobaireachds on 2 of
Donald MacLeod's "Classic Collection of Piobaireachd Tutorials" (Vols. 1 & 2) CDs,
I was able to download sheet music for 11 pieces from this very useful Patrick McLaurin Tune Database Search -
which you'll also find with other piping sheet music possibilities at World Univ & Sch's Bagpipe Tutorials -
Now to play with wee Donald and learn ... :)
I'm looking further for Piobaireachd Society sheet music online (relating to Vols. 1&2 above, for ex.), as well as for Donald MacLeod's "Classic Collection of Piobaireachd Tutorials" with Cantaireachd (relating to Piobaireachd Society Books 4&7, and which isn't so far on iTunes, for ex.), and these also both by the piece ... if you happen to know of sources :)
Listen to great Piobaireachd here ...
at WUaS's Piobaireachd wiki page,
where I hope we'll link over time a few good examples of all Ceol Mor ... :)
Check out "The Desperate Battle," for example ...
"Was that the Kenny MacLean who took the gold at Oban in 1974?" :)