The origins of piobaireachd extend back to at least the late 1500s. The MacCrimmons of Skye are credited with creating the basic ideas and structure of the form. One of the more influential of the MacCrimmons was Donald Mor MacCrimmon.
Bruce continues his introduction to piobaireachd with some insights into presenting the tunes. Class participants play through the grounds of "Flame of Wrath" and "The Company's Lament" for some great feedback and advice.
In this class, we cover one of Eric's favorite piobaireachd, A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Coagach. With a short history lesson to understand the disposition of this tune, we discuss it in great detail. Being one of the more unique piobaireachd in that it is not simply a lament or a salute or an ancient walking song, we discuss the nuance of how to approach the tune and bring out the impending doom that Donald Mor MacCrimmon brought about to the village of Kintail in vengeance of his brother's murder