|Composer's Corner I Chris Eyre|
For several years I was taught by Sandy Mitchell in Peebles. Later I attended a series of Summer Schools at Stirling University where I studied under several excellent players, i.e. Hugh MacCallum, Iain and Duncan MacFadyen, Capt. John MacLellan, Andrew Wright, Donald Morrison and Ronald MacShannon. During this time I gained the Institute of Piping’s Senior Certificate. For a number of years I also attended Duncan Johnstone’s School of Piping in Glasgow.
Piobaireachd has always been for me an abiding passion. In my earlier days I spent many years travelling all over the west coast of Scotland during the summer months just to hear it and learn about it. I learned quite a number of tunes during my time at the Stirling Summer Schools, I also had tuition in several more tunes from P/M Donald MacLeod and also from P/M Evan MacRae, who I knew for a few years after his return to Fort William and just prior to his winning the Gold Medal at Oban.
I have also played in various pipe bands over the last thirty years or so, competing in Grades 4, 3 and 2. I am currently President of the North West of England Branch of the RSPBA.
The following tunes are compostions by Chris Eyre and are from a book entitled "Airs & Graces" which he co-produced with Joe Massey with about 100 of their tunes in. There is also a double CD which plays the entire book in sets and medleys. Click here to go directly to music book and CD page or click here to go Chris Eyre's Homepage, you can access the book page by clicking on "Airs & Graces" on the menu.
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