At Ceol na nGleannta/Music of the Glens School of Piping, our teachers have a particular specialization in traditional Irish music arranged for the Píob Mhór – Irish or Scots Gaelic for “Great Pipes” or “Big Pipes”  a/k/a warpipes, highland pipes, great highland pipes or GHP’s).  The tunes we teach in this context are the same ones played by uileann pipers  or other musicians playing traditional Irish music, to the extent that they fit on the Big Pipes.

“Clan Marches”

O’Sullivan’s March – Máirseáil Uí Shúilleabháin

O’Gorman’s March – An Seanduine Dóite

O’Donovan’s March – The Eagle’s Whistle

The March of the King of Laois – Rory Óg O’Moore’s March

O’Donnell Abu

Owen Roe O’Neill

Shane O’Neill’s March

O’Neill’s War March

Traditional Marches


Lord Mayo

St. Patrick’s Day

The Plains of Mayo

The Battle of Aughrim

The Pikeman’s March

Mo Ghile Mear



The West Awake

An Ghaoth Aneas – The South Wind

As She Moved through the Fair

Buachaill an Éirne

Sean Ceann Doncadh – Meeting of the Waters

Seán O’Dwyer of the Glen

Siobhán Ní Dhuibhir

The Famine Song

Religious Tunes

Be Thou My Vision

Naoimh Mhuire

Deus Meus

Immaculate Mary

Dance Tunes


The Boys of Blue Hill

The Sweeps – The Belfast Hornpipe

The Derry Hornpipe



Sonny Brogan’s Mazurka


Bog in the Valley – Advanced Arrangement

Bog in the Valley – Novice Arrangement

Peg Ryan’s Polka – Novice Arrangement

Peg Ryan’s Polka – Advanced Arrangement

Seán Ryan’s


Denis Murphy’s

Johnny Chewing Bubblegum

Britches with Stitches





Slip Jigs