Happy Gaelic Nova Scotia Month from Bradan Press!
Today we want to share our bagpipe collection, The Play It Like You Sing It series by Barry Shears. This is a groundbreaking Canadian collection full of history and culture. Shears has put together a collection of images, bagpipe and fiddle sheet music, and Gaelic puirt-á-beul songs from 19th- and 20th-century piping tradition of Nova Scotia. Available in two volumes, sold seperately, volume one contains history, culture, and images that tell the story of the many families and individuals who maintained this important aspect of Nova Scotia Gaelic culture despite adversity. Volume two contains bagpipe arrangements and their Gaelic words as they were played and sung in Nova Scotia. Containing 230 settings of pipe tunes, 19 fiddle tune settings connected to the piping tradition, and over 85 sets of port-á-beul lyrics, and illustrated by 75 images of Nova Scotian pipers, this collection is perfect for the music lover in your life.