The Master Piper

The Master Piper


William Dixon's manuscript edited by Matt Seattle



Beyond all reasonable doubt, this is the oldest known manuscript of bagpipe music. Need I say more?'

(Roderick D Cannon, Music Editor, The Piobaireachd Society, November 1995)

 William Dixon's repertoire is the only known 'horse's mouth' record of Border piping from a time when, and a place where, the tradition was at its peak. It furnishes a firm foundation not only for a revival of that tradition but also its revitalisation.


 William Dixon’s Tunes

1 Watty’s Away 21 There Was A Wedding In The West
2 Dorrington Lads 22 Wally As The Marquess Ran
3 Have A Care Of Her Johnny 23 Canny Willie Foster
4 Hacky Honey 24 Young And Lusty Was I
5 Hit Her Between The Legs 25 Over The Dyke & Till Her Laddy
6 The Black And The Grey 26 Saw Ye Never A Bonny Lass
7 Wallington 27 Souters Of Selkirk
8 John Cuthbertson’s Fancy 28 The Lasses Bushes Brawly
9 Minuet ~ Edward The Second 29 Little Wee Winking Thing
10 An Thou Were My Ain Thing 30 Adam A Bell
11 Stool Of Repentance 31 Gingling Geordie
12 How She Will Never Be Guided 32 My Love Comes Passing By Me
13 Dick’s Away 33 The Apprentice Lads Of Alnwick
14 Cuddy Claw’d Her 34 Cut And Dry Dolly New Way
15 “Dixon’s Highland Laddie” 35 Nichol Foster’s Hornpipe
16 Cock On The Midden 36 Mock The Soldier’s Lady
17 Hey For Newbiggin 37 The New Way To Bowden
18 Golden Locks 38 Berwick Bully
19 The New Way To Morpeth 39 Jack Lattin
20 Lasses Make Your Tails Toddle 40 Rattling Roving Willie
Dimension (L x W x H) 29.6 x 21 x 1 Centimetre
Weight 536 Gram

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