This is good news. I hope to learn more about wavering the drones during tunes. Cycle length, intentional mistuning of the baritone, etc.
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> "I think we need to consult an expert! What does Qwop think about all this,
> Thomas?" Jonathan Hohl
> Qwop is currently working on a tome soon to be published, which will include
> notatation of the drone work from all of Leo Rowsome's known recordings.
> Over four hundred tunes altogether. This will be an priceless work enabling
> the novice piper to imitate precisely Leo's drones. Qwop said in a recent
> interview on RTE's Late Session that he was hoping to even start work on a
> follow up volume, where he will analyse and notate the drone work of Seamus
> Ennis' recordings. Too much emphasis has been placed in the past and even in
> more recent times by musicologists on the tunes themselves, whilst the
> regional styles, and different drone techniques of of the great uilleann
> pipers have been neglected and forgotten. Qwop is hoping to remedy this with
> the coming publications
> Thomas Johnson