Tracy Macdonnell - A Passing Obsession: The British Fife and the Buttrey Manuscript

This workshop will examine a fabulous fife and drum resource.  A unique source, the Buttrey manuscript provides a musical snapshot of a corps of drums in the late18th century: what's hot or not, what was in or out, what was domestic or foreign.

Tracy first became acquainted with the Buttrey manuscript in 1989.  Since that moment, he has spent waaay too much time trying to come to grips with its magic.