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Keith Sanger: A sign of “the ‘Times”

Keith Sanger: A sign of “the ‘Times”

By Keith Sanger I first subscribed to the Piping Times in 1969 so it is possible to look back at the last half century of its publication, first as a reader and then as an occasional contributor. At the time I first subscribed, the attraction of the ‘PT’ was that […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 12

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 12

1921-1922 By Jeannie Campbell In July 1921 the regatta was revived. Though the gathering was resumed in 1919, the Royal Highland Yacht Club did not resume because Royal Highland Yacht Club maintained that September was so far on in the year that yacht owners found it “inconvenient to sail their yachts […]

Colin Campbell, 1934-2021

Colin Campbell, 1934-2021

Colin Campbell died in Trianaid Care Home on Benbcula on Sunday. He was 87. His funeral will take place 11:00 on Thursday (27th) at the island’s Nunton Cemetery. Restrictions are still in place. Born in Norfolk, England, John Colin Fincastle Campbell of Kinloch was commissioned into The Black Watch as […]

Dan Nevans reviews The Shasta Collection of Modern Piobaireachd

Dan Nevans reviews The Shasta Collection of Modern Piobaireachd

I think it’s safe to say that ceòl mòr is enjoying its perhaps fourth revival. The post Jacobean/Ossianic era produced much interest and began the culture of competitive piobaireachd as we know it. Queen Victoria’s Scottish obsession spawned much of the fundament of piobaireachd recording and performance we have today […]

CLASP profile: Rebecca Paterson

CLASP profile: Rebecca Paterson

The latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is young Rebecca Paterson from Scotland. • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from Strachur, a village in Argyll, Scotland. I was taught firstly by my Dad as he […]

Michael Grey: Who doesn’t love a good magazine?

Michael Grey: Who doesn’t love a good magazine?

Who doesn’t love a good magazine? Colourful. shiny pages, interesting articles of easy-to-read length and pictures … lots of pretty pictures, if you’re lucky. Magazines have been printed for almost as long as the printing press has been invented. So for 500 years we’ve had the world’s cupboards, attics and […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 11

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 11

1919-1920 By Jeannie Campbell The competitions resumed in 1919. Advance news of the Argyllshire Gathering appeared in several newspapers during July and August that year. The events were the same as before, with three piobaireachd competitions, a march confined to those who had not won previously and a march for […]

NPC’s digitisation project extended after target exceeded in two weeks

NPC’s digitisation project extended after target exceeded in two weeks

The National Piping Centre’s (NPC) crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to have its two magazines, the Piping Times and Piping Today, digitised professionally has been exceeded. The campaign target will now be expanded to £33,500 after £31,000 was raised in just two weeks. Most piping organisations have contributed to the […]