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Composer's Corner I Iain MacHarg
Iain Mac Harg began playing bagpipes at the age of six. He also began competing at an early age and has received numerous awards within the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association. Iain is well recognized and respected as an accomplished Professional Piper.

Iain's musical talents extend beyond the Highland bagpipe to a range of other traditional instruments. He plays Highland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, flute, whistle, Bodhran and other European bagpipes. He is well versed in traditional Scottish, Cape Breton, Irish, Breton, and French playing styles.

Iain is currently Vermontís only certified bagpipe instructor and has received his Senior Teaching Certificate from the Institute of Piping. He has approximately 80 students who are studying Highland Piping, Small piping and Whistle. The students range in age from seven to seventy years of age.

Iain has founded two Highland Pipe Bands. The first, the The Green Mountain Highlanders, was created from Iain's own students and friends while he was in high school. Despite his youth the band was highly successful and has gone on to compete in many Highland Games. The Catamount Pipe Band (3 bands - Grade 3, 4 & 5 bands) is Iain's most recent endevour. They have formed in the central Vermont area and have successfully competed and performed throughout the Northeast.

Iain has also taken part in the formation of three folk groups: High Road, Whisky Before Breakfast, and Prydein. He has released several music cds and published a book of music for the bagpipe. When Iain is not teaching or playing with one of his groups; he also performs solo concerts and teaches group and band workshops in the New England area.

1) Whisky Dreams:
Sleepy Maggie - Title - Archy House - Guck in Ma Chanter
2) Sean Coughlan's - Spur of the Moment
3) No More Whisky?
4) &
5) Feadan Mor:
Suite 316 - The Big Chanter
6) Minor Adjustments:
Rowing From Islay to Uist - Cabot Trail Firehouse - Dangling In the Breeze
7) Taigh Nan Uisgean Binne:
A Wild Night with Angus - Title.
8) Killian's Green Fairy Hill
9) Smallpipe Symphony:
Chevy Chase - Jenny Nettles - P/M George Ritchie's Favourite
10) A Fond Farewell
11) Cookin' with Seamus & Jimmy:
Cook In the Kitchen - Seamus Cooley's - Jimmy Ward's
12) Eibhli Geal Ciuin Ni Cearbhaill
13) Electric Chanter Boogie (Slieve Russel)
14) Trip to Cape Breton:
Forest Lodge - High Road to Linton

1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 
2. The Little Drummer Boy 
3. Good King Wenceslas (Traditional Jig) 
4. Come, All Ye Faithful/We Three Kings 
5. Si Beag Si Mor 
6. Highland Laddie/Talis Canon 
7. Greensleeves/What Child Is This 
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Crusaders' March 
9. Bright Quiet Eileen O' Carroll 
10. Amazing Grace 
11. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman/Paddy's Leather Breeches 
12. Kiss The Child For Me, Mary 
13. The First Noel/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear 
14. Brian Boru's March 
15. Joy To The World 
16. Away In A Manger/The Eavesdropper's Jig 
17. Auld Lang Syne

Rooted in Tradition CD
$15 plus $2 for shipping.

Celtic Christmas CD
$15 plus $2 for shipping

Feadan Mor Book 1
$20 plus $2 for shipping

You can contact Iain Mac Harg:
1611 VT Rt 232
Marshfield, VT 05658
Island Breeze fresh
Kiss the Children For Me Mary
     The Big Apple Heist (Full)
  Manchester Regional PB fresh
  Suite 316 - Revised


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