35.HoFillYourGlass_whiskytunes

Ho, Fill Your Glass

35.HoFillYourGlass_whiskytunes

Many tunes and songs tip the hat in fondness for the act of drinking intoxicating beverages. Drinking in the Scotland of a few centuries ago was as much the same as it is in the Scotland of today. It was often done in the company of friends for celebration and ceremony and sometimes done to excess, particularly in sadness as a tribute to departed comrades. As the Rev. Dean Ramsey put it in the 1850s: “The funeral rites of Highland chieftains were not supposed to have been properly celebrated except that there was immoderate and often fatal consumption 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.