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McCallum sponsors ‘Gillies’ and ‘Duncan’ at Piping Live! / Highland games optimism / Jim steps down at PDQB

McCallum sponsors ‘Gillies’ and ‘Duncan’ at Piping Live! / Highland games optimism / Jim steps down at PDQB

McCallum Bagpipes Ltd. is once again sponsoring both the Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies Memorial Recital Challenge and the Gordon Duncan Memorial Recital Competition at next month’s Piping Live! festival. The Kilmarnock, Scotland-based bagpipe manufacturing company has sponsored the festival’s flagship event since its inception. The ‘Alasdair Gillies Memorial’ evolved from […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 20

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 20

1946-47 By Jeannie Campbell MBE The Second World War ended on September 2, 1945. It had lasted six years and one day. The military pipers started to return home and in 1946 the regular piping competitions were being restarted. On May 25, 1946, the Oban Times carried a notice for the resumption […]

Pipes for sale / Ceòlas seeks Director

Pipes for sale / Ceòlas seeks Director

Reader, Ann Chapman who lives in Glasgow, Scotland, has a set of pipes she wishes to sell on behalf of her son. Ann tells us she bought the pipes – made by McCallum Bagpipes – for her son who learnt to play as a youngster through the Sheffield Pipe Band […]

Music streaming: politicians call for overhaul

Music streaming: politicians call for overhaul

A six-month inquiry into music streaming has concluded that royalties should be split 50/50 between artists and record labels. Currently, in the UK, artists receive about 16%. Streaming accounts for 80% of music sales in the UK. A recent survey by the Musicians’ Union, found that in 2019, 82% of […]