34.FilltheStoup_whiskytunes

Fill the Stoup

34.FilltheStoup_whiskytunes

A “stoup” is an old Scots word for a large bowl, bottle, pail, or jug, depending on its primary use. It was commonly accepted though, that it was big and able to hold a large amount of liquid. The word stoup could have been a way to distinguish the larger bowl from the smaller “shell” or “skul.” Scallop shells are believed to be the ancient original model for the quaich, the traditional Highland vessel for sharing a dram of whisky.

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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.