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Callum Beaumont

Callum Beaumont
Building on a long career in both solo and band environments Callum has come to the fore as one of the world's most prominent and sought after pipers. The winner of some of the most famous competitions in world piping he includes being the youngest ever winner of the prestigious Clasp at the Northern Meetings and three World Pipe Band Championships amongst his many achievements.

Catherine's Lament - Crunluath (with Callum Beaumont)

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Callum walks us through the Crunluath variations of this essential Piobaireachd.

Catherine's Lament - Variation 1 (with Callum Beaumont)

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Callum walks us through var. 1 of this essential Piobaireachd.

Catherine's Lament - Ground (with Callum Beaumont)

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Callum walks us through the ground of this essential Piobaireachd.

The Smith's a Gallant Fireman (with Callum Beaumont)

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This is a great strathspey for generating "lift" and "expression." Presented by Callum Beaumont.

Earl of Mansfield (with Callum Beaumont)

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Here is a classic 2/4 march, presented by none other than the great Callum Beaumont.

Reel of Tulloch (with Callum Beaumont)

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A classic dancing reel presented by Callum Beaumont.

Dare

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Sometimes referred to as a "throw on F," the Dare brings a rich embellishment to the table in Piobaireachd that isn't often seen in light music. Look at the steps carefully, and make sure to get them right!

Double Echoes (D through High G)

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Double echoes, sometimes said to resemble the sound of the pipes echoing in the highlands, are an iconic piece of Piobaireachd technique. They span three key melody notes, as you'll see in the demonstration.

Hiharin

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Ah, the Hiharin! This is a great opening and closing embellishment to Piobaireachd grounds, and sometimes later variations as well. Combining a D with a birl, this is perhaps the most iconic Piobaireachd embellishment.