The Barley Skimmers

from Hilary de Vries

Sheet Music

An inspiring collection of over forty original bagpipe tunes by Scottish composer Hilary de Vries. Covering a wide range of rhythms and time signatures, they reflect many of the different highland and island landscapes of Scotland, reflecting their seasons, birdsong and the people who live there.

The book comes with a study CD, played by Allan MacDonald.

‘She has a very musical ear and pipers will find plenty of interesting tunes in the book’
Piping Times

Veering Westerly, Railing at the Moon , Ferintosh, Isabel’s Tune, Camus Alba, The Famished Hound, The Barley Skimmers, Jumping the Fence for Jock, North Kessock, The Buzzard & the Crow, St.Michael’s Church, The Circle, Bill Gority, Rhona Fletcher, The Dunnock, The Burn by the Road, Inverarish, The Knockbain Road, Heavy Hands, Loch Eynort, Glen Aros, The Loch Frisa Skipstep, Newhall Point, The Banshee Hoolie, The Curlew’s Call, The Little Blue Van, Cnoc na Craisg, Arjen’s Tune, Red Ruadh, The Twisted Hazel, Willy Gibboney, Dun Borodale, Munloch, The Horsetail Stramash, The Balmore Road, Ailean Domnullach, Il Baglietto, The Goose with the Unclipped Wing, A Skye Birdsong Trio, The Little Brown Bird, The Sandpiper in the Heights of the Hill, Killearnan, The Wintering Sky, The Birdsong of Cuillin View, Allt Arais, Where My Heart is Still

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Hilary de Vries Inverness, UK

Scottish composer/musician whose work is greatly influenced by landscape, birdsong and poetry.
Her publications include sheet music for bagpipes and clarsach, and collections of music inspired by Orkney and the Black Isle

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