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Scotland to feature in virtual heritage trail

Scotland to feature in virtual heritage trail

The world’s first ever UNESCO trail, bringing together some of Scotland’s most iconic, diverse and culturally significant sites, was launched yesterday 13 Scottish place-based designations are included in the digital trail that covers World Heritage Sites, biosphere reserves and “creative cities”. The dedicated digital trail aims to take visitors on […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 27

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 27

1956-57 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1956 the tunes for the Open competition were Nameless (Book 8), The End of the Little Bridge, The Daughter’s Lament, Craigellachie, Lament for the Duke of Hamilton, The Red Speckled Bull, The Stewarts’ White Banner and Lament for The Harp Tree, from which four […]

Famous pipers: Willie Gray

Famous pipers: Willie Gray

Willie Gray (1883-1962) was one of the major figures of early 20th century piping.  Most pipers today know his name through the well-known and ever popular 2/4 march, Pipe Major Willie Gray’s Farewell To The Glasgow Police. Composed by Pipe Major John MacDonald – Seonaidh Roidein – of South Uist […]

All Mòd cons / Stuart Liddell collection

All Mòd cons / Stuart Liddell collection

This year’s Royal National Mòd kicked off this weekend, showcasing some of the riches of modern Gaelic culture. The weekend began on Saturday with shinty matches – with the women’s and men’s Mòd Cups, won for the ladies and the gents by Inverness City. Meanwhile, a tightly contested match between […]

The Nicol-Brown Chalice goes to the winner.

Stuart Marshall retains the 2021 Nicol-Brown

Stuart Marshall, pictured, from Stokesdale, North Carolina was the overall winner at this year’s Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Piping Competition. Marshall was also the overall winner in 2020. His win at this year’s Nicol-Brown follows his win in the 2021 CLASP World Solo Amateur Piping Competition, held during Piping Live!. This […]

Yoshi Wada (1943-2021): an appreciation

Yoshi Wada (1943-2021): an appreciation

By Julian Goodacre About ten years ago my son, Liam gave me a CD re-release of an LP from 1981 called Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile by Yoshi Wada. I played it a couple of times, without giving too much attention to it, and then […]