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John Mulhearn reviews Fred Morrison’s second collection

John Mulhearn reviews Fred Morrison’s second collection

By John Mulhearn There are few pipers in the Highland piping tradition that command the depth of respect that Fred Morrison enjoys. His entertaining and highly charged solo performances on the concert stage are legendary and unique. Equally, his thoughtful and deeply musical performances on the competition stage have earned […]

Donald Galbraith – from Argyll to Ontario via Kilmarnock

Donald Galbraith – from Argyll to Ontario via Kilmarnock

After our two posts last week seeking information on Ayrshire piper, Donald Galbraith, we have been contacted by a descendent of his in Canada. Readers will recall Scotland’s East Ayrshire Council is seeking information on Donald and of a tune he composed which they hope could be played at the […]

A fundraising evening for the Eilidh MacLeod Memorial Trust will take place on friday at The National Piping Centre in McPhater Street, Glasgow.

NPC’s 25th Juniors – results

The National Piping Centre’s 25th annual junior solo piping competition took place online yesterday. There was a record entry of 132 competitors who played 350 individual performances. Under 12 Chanter Slow Air – 1. Seonaidh Forrest; 2. Calum Morrison; 3. Morla Bruce; 4. Joseph Townsley; 5. Cairn MacKay; 6. Lachlan […]

Jack’s tribute to Jimmy / Boney line up / Balmoral band offer

Jack’s tribute to Jimmy / Boney line up / Balmoral band offer

Jack Taylor today adds to the many tributes and memories of Jimmy McIntosh we have received since Jimmy’s passing earlier this week. Jimmy knew Jimmy for many years and, like, Jimmy, was a pupil of the Bobs of Balmoral. Jack writes: “Jimmy talked online to the Piobaireachd Society last summer. […]

Jimmy McIntosh, an appreciation

Jimmy McIntosh, an appreciation

Jimmy McIntosh, who has just died, will be remembered as a major authority on piobaireachd. Yet, as many will know, Jimmy was quite late coming to the art. He only started to compete seriously when he was in his 40s. He was deeply appreciative of Robert Bell Nicol and Robert […]

Jimmy McIntosh, 1925-2021

Jimmy McIntosh, 1925-2021

James Haddow McIntosh, a true piping legend, died suddently this morning at home in South Carolina, USA, aged 95. Born in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, one of four siblings. Jimmy’s father had arranged for Jimmy to receive his early piping tuition from Pipe Major Tom Sutherland, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Jimmy […]

More information on Donald Galbraith

More information on Donald Galbraith

Further information has come to light on the movements of a piper we mentioned here last week. Scotland’s East Ayrshire Leisure is seeking sheet music of a tune composed by a Donald Galbraith so that it may be played at the opening of Dean Castle in Kilmarnock on the completion […]

CLASP profile: Scott Long

CLASP profile: Scott Long

Our fourth member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is Scott Long. Where are you from and how did you get into piping?Born and raised in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia but now living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for many years. My older […]

CLASP January competition results

CLASP January competition results

By Margaret Dunn The three overall winners of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers’ (CLASP) January 2021 video submission competition reinforces the large geographical spread of members of the popular league for amateur pipers. The overall winners are: Grade 1 – Trevor DeMass (USA); Grade 2 – Eddie Boland […]

Results from the Vale Juniors

Results from the Vale Juniors

The results of the recent online junior solo competitions organised by Scotland’s Vale of Atholl Pipe Band are as follows: PIPING Under 15 Ceòl Mòr – 1. Archie McNab (Catherine’s Lament); 2. Angus Robson; 3. Lennox Munro; Jamie Woburn.Judge: Stuart Samson MBE. 15-18 Years Ceòl Mòr – 1. Fraser Robson; […]