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CLASP profile: Janette Greenwood

CLASP profile: Janette Greenwood

• Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from Ayr and started learning on the chanter at age seven. Piping was  something I wanted to do from a young age after attending a pipe band competition held in the town in the early 1970s. • […]

Callum Beaumont competing at the online 2020 Silver Chanter.

Callum Beaumont wins 2021 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Callum Beaumont from Bo’ness, Scotland was the winner tonight at the 2021 Donald MacDonald Cuach. Callum, pictured, played Donald MacDonald’s setting of Cumha Mhic a h-Arasaig (MacKintosh’s Lament). The competition was held online for the first time in the event’s 35 years with the five pipers playing from their respective […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 14

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 14

1926-1927 By Jeannie Campbell The first report of the 1926 Gathering appeared in The Scotsman ofSeptember 15: “The Argyllshire Gathering is taking place at Oban this week, and the county gentry and their friends from all parts have since Monday been assembling in Oban. Last night the annual Gaelic concert, which […]

Jeannie Campbell MBE: My piping times

Jeannie Campbell MBE: My piping times

I became a Piping Times subscriber in 1974 although I had bought occasional copies before that whenever I was in a piping shop. I joined the College of Piping’s evening classes in 1976 after playing in a band for six years and was soon helping with the enrolment of pupils […]

Dan Nevans reviews ‘The Stout Collection’

Dan Nevans reviews ‘The Stout Collection’

Three Orkney businesses all contributed to bringing you this very well presented book: The Orkney Brewery, Sheila Fleet Jewellery and The Brig Larder restaurant. I suppose that’s a sign of the character of this collection as a whole. To me, the central themes that radiate from this collection are Family, […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 13

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 13

By Jeannie Campbell 1923-1925 In 1923 the Games and Balls were held on September 12 and 13. The opening day was showery and the ground was not in particularly good condition, but there was a large crowd of people present, including the Duke of Argyll, the President of the Gathering. […]