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Roderick D. Cannon's

A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music

Published by

John Donald Publishers Ltd
Edinburgh 1980

(Out of Print)

An Update by Geoff Hore

 

Index

Home ~ Introduction ~ Arrangement of Material

Union Pipes ~ Northumbrian Pipes ~ Scots Highland Pipes ~ Irish Warpipes and Brien Boru Pipes

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Introduction

UNTIL his recent retirement Dr Roderick Cannon (BSc, DPhil, DSc) was a Reader in Chemistry at the University of East Anglia, Norwich and has written many books on the subject. He is also a piper and has spent many thousands of hours researching and writing a number of books about the history of bagpipes and its music. One of the more notable is A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music which he started researching in 1961 and over the next thirteen years visited many libraries and private collections in United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Poland and the United States of America. John Donald Publishers Ltd published the book in 1980 and it immediately became recognised amongst collectors as their ‘Bible’; at last they had detailed knowledge of what was out there. The accuracy of the information in this book is a credit to the author. Even now with the advantage of hindsight there are few errors. The biggest problem for Cannon was locating all editions of all books and even now over thirty years later there are still many to be found... [more]
 
Arrangement of Material

DIFFERENT editions of a book are distinguished by Roman numerals in bold type, I, II, etc, and they are so referred to in the text, as for example, 'edition III', not 'the 1908 edition'. For each edition the description follows a uniform plan in six sections as follows: Title; Imprint; Other publication data; Pagination and contents; Location and description of individual copies; Discussion... [more]

 

Union Pipes ~ Northumbrian Pipes ~ Scots Highland Pipes ~ Irish Warpipes and Brien Boru Pipes
 

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