When Work and Learning Becomes Even More Fun

Today has actually been spent "working" and beginning to familiarize myself with the MacBook Pro. As part of my experimentation, I worked with basic recording in Garage Band. I've been learning about recording, saving and exporting in different formats, podcasting, etc. In addition, I'm flat out celebrating the experience by sharing a tune called Stool of Repentance. Enjoy!

This tune was composed by William Dixon, circa 1734. I first heard this tune played by Jim McGillvray, during a summer workshop with Donald Lindsay. I feel a very strong identity with this tune and I feel like I'm at fireside with William Dixon each time I play it.

On this recording, I am playing my new Scottish Smallpipe, made by John Walsh. This smallpipe comes with both A and D chanters and has adjustable drones. For information on this pipe, see http://www.hotpipes.com/walsh.html .

This recording was made on April 12, 2008 as I experimented with iTunes on my new MacBook Pro.

For more information about tune, scroll to Stool of Repentance at (more info.).


  1. Reminds me of the old saying "Work is Love Made Visible". Glad you are having fun!

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