9 x 7 inches; 56 pages
Many folks will say that single-malt whisky is an acquired taste. Many might also say the same thing about Highland bagpipe music. In this, the two share a similar character. Each is associated with celebration, sadness, and ceremony. Each is infused with originality and artistry. Whisky Tunes presents new arrangements of 52 whisky-inspired tunes for the Highland bagpipe to paint a historical musical portrait of Scotland’s traditional instrument and customary beverage. This collection of tunes and historical tales takes the reader on a musical journey covering more than 300 years of bagpipe music and whisky-making. Some tunes haven’t been heard in 100 years or more and see print for the first time. Altogether, they capture the spirit and flavor of life as much as the flavor of a favorite spirit. Each one has its own story to tell. It’s time their stories were heard again.