Charms of Whisky


The pervasiveness of this tune in the Celtic musical tradition speaks to the “charms” of the tune, as well as the charms of the actual whisky the tune evokes. George Thomson writing as Aeneaus MacDonald sums up whisky’s charms aptly:

“Whisky…does not linger to toy with the senses, it does not seep through the body to the brain; it communicates through no intermediary with the core of a man, with the roots of his consciousness; it speaks from deep to deep.”

View the score for “Charms 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.