Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping 1745-1945
Title: Traditional Gaelic Bagpiping 1745-1945
Author: John G Gibson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Hardback - 1st Edition with original dust cover
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John Gibson pieces together the history of 18th century West Highland pipers and piping and documents their changing social conditions after the suppression of the last Jacobite rebellion. Challenging the conventional view that the decline of piping was caused by the ban of Culloden pipes and pipers by the disarming Act in 1746, Gibson reveals that traditional dance and bagpiping continued to exist in the Highlands until at least the mid-nineteenth century. He argues that the dramatic depopulation of the Highlands in the 19th century was one of the main reasons for the decline of Gaelic piping.
This is a fine copy but it is an ex-library book and has some remains of stamps(numbers and cancellation) on the end papers and titles pages.
The origianl dust cover is clean and bright and the book in good condition throughout.
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