Interview with Allan MacDonald and Barnaby Brown

Earlier today I listened to this newly-published interview with Allan MacDonald and Barnaby Brown, online at altpibroch.com. I think this is an excellent new development on this admirable website and I look forward to hearing future installments in this series!

I was interested to hear Allan’s comments on ‘cronan’, and reflected on its use in the harp tradition to describe the string an octave below na comhluighe. I was pleased to hear Barnaby picking up on its relationship with the bass drone of the bagpipe.

One thought on “Interview with Allan MacDonald and Barnaby Brown”

  1. See Bunting 1840, pg 88 “Balinderry”. I can’t remember where the quote about the cronan being not unmusical and something like the purring of a cat is.

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