S4 E16 Napoleonic Fur Trade Pipers, Downfall of Paris, Up and a Warr em a Willie and many more

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The image for the episode is me dressed as my interpretation of George McKay when he piped for the North West Company at Grand Portage, with my reproduction George McKay Waterloo Pipes (thanks to Chris Black and Janet LaFrance for the image!)

I used O’Neil’s setting for Downfall of Paris:
Page 1: http://www.oldmusicproject.com/AA3Sheet/1201-1800/Sheet-1501-1600/1562a-Downfall-1stPage.gif
Page 2: http://www.oldmusicproject.com/AA3Sheet/1201-1800/Sheet-1501-1600/1562b-Downfall-2ndPage.gif
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine: http://www.oldmusicproject.com/AA3Sheet/Sheet-1801-1850/1824-BonaparteCrossingRhine.gif

O’Farrell’s setting for The Fall of Paris: https://digital.nls.uk/87779894
If you aren’t Fall of Paris’d out check out the amazing Mikie Smyth performance: https://youtu.be/ZF8uHVu4Res

O’Farrell’s setting for The Basket of Oysters: Just went hunting, and still not finding a Vol 3&4 online, if anyone has a link to it please let me know, but You can use this link to download a PDF, the tune is numbered 123 http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Papers/ofarrellspc4.pdf

Angus MacKay’s Up and Waur them a’ Willie, https://digital.nls.uk/105007223
Donald MacDonald’s cut time setting for Up and waur them a’ Willie: https://digital.nls.uk/105682484

Donald MacDonlad Tunes Up and Warr em Willie and Amorous Lover: https://digital.nls.uk/105876159

If you want to read John McKay’s Journal that Discusses the North West Company Bagpiper George Mckay you can read it here, the Entry is on August 17th 1794:
http://pam.minisisinc.com/DIGITALOBJECTS/Access/HBCA%20Microfilm/1M119/B166-A-2.pdf
(If you don’t want to download a PDF link straight from me the HBC Archive Link is here The HBC Archive recently Digitized ALL of their Post journals, some good Quarantine reading here!
http://pam.minisisinc.com/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/LISTINGS_WEB2/LISTINGS_DET_REP_FULL_GR/SISN%2023208?sessionsearch

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