The Woer With the Peck of Meal


Once upon a time in the isolated Highlands of Scotland, items of value within the community were considered as good as actual coinage when determining worth or conducting transactions. A peck of barley meal was a valuable commodity indeed long ago. From it, one could make food, ale, or yes, whisky, which itself was also considered a form a currency and used frequently to pay rents and taxes up until the middle eighteenth century. A suitor with a peck of meal, in a region where “struggle” was as natural a thing as breathing, would have made any young man seeking a wife quite attractive.

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Whisky Tunes is the first online, bagpipe music tune book presented in a serial format. Tunes are collected and arranged by Vince Janoski. Vince is the former editor and publisher of The Voice, the magazine of the EUSPBA and publisher and writer for Pipehacker.com.