‘An Ift of Efts’ Companion CD

$8.00

A supplementary audio CD with 62 of the 70 tunes from the Ift of Efts printed collection. The demos are professionally recorded on Scottish smallpipes, Highland pipes, Border pipes, and A-whistle (with occasional guitar backing). The CD comes in an adhesive envelope that can be affixed to the inside cover of the tune book, and is sold separately from the tune book itself. More information below.

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Description

A supplementary audio CD with 62 of the 70 tunes from the Ift of Efts printed collection. The demos are professionally recorded on Scottish smallpipes, Highland pipes, Border pipes, and A-whistle (with occasional guitar backing). The CD comes in an adhesive envelope that can be affixed to the inside cover of the tune book, and is sold separately from the tune book itself. Though the demos were not intended to be listened to as a conventional album, many have expressed their enjoyment of listening to it as such.

Features:

  • 62 of the 70 tunes published in the Ift of Efts printed collection
  • The demos are an excellent tool for providing a sense of what each printed tune should sound like, as well as helping and speeding up the learning process
  • All harmonies, as printed in the tune book, are included
  • Demos played by Timothy Cummings on Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, Highland pipes, and A-whistle
  • Professionally recorded by Colin McCaffrey with occasional guitar backing (also by McCaffrey)
  • CD sound quality superior to the compressed mp3 samples featured on this website
  • 62 tracks, totaling more than an hour of music
  • CD comes in an adhesive envelope that can be affixed to the inside cover of the tune book
  • Printed track listing included in mailing
  • (Though these demos were not intended to be listened to as a conventional album, many have expressed they enjoy listening to it as such.)
  • (Highland pipers, please note that though many of these tracks were recorded on bellows-pipes, all the tunes can be played on the Highland pipes. [Though a small handful will require cross-fingerings or additional tuning tape in order to produce C- and F-naturals and the like])
  • (Does not include “The Gael”, “The Calling”, “Hard Earth”, or other tunes already recorded by the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band)
  • (Companion CD sold separately from the tune book)

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