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Famous pipers: Aeneas Rose

Famous pipers: Aeneas Rose

Regular readers will recall our post on Jeannie Campbell’s discovery of a rare photograph showing Willie Lawrie receiving his Gold Medal at the 1910 Northern Meeting. The post also included two other rare photographs from that year’s competition, one of which [pictured] shows four judges who were seated, hidden from […]

CLASP profile: Joe Hardy

CLASP profile: Joe Hardy

Where are you from and how did you get into piping? I was born in western North Carolina but I now live in South Carolina. As a young boy, my dad took my sisters and me to the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC. This was in 1957 or 1958, […]

Francie Markis: lone piper

Francie Markis: lone piper

In our report last week of the passing of Jock Duncan we made mention of 19th century Aberdeenshire piper, Francie Markis. In an article published in March 1990 in Common Stock, the journal of the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS), Jock unearthed information on Markis. Although the article shed […]

CLASP profile: Anthony Kelly

CLASP profile: Anthony Kelly

Anthony Kelly from Ireland is the latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled: • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I’m, originally from Dublin but now living in Roscommon ireland with my wife, Nicola, son Gavin and two daughters, […]

CLASP profile: Hector Thomson

CLASP profile: Hector Thomson

Hector Thomson is the latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled. • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I was born in Selkirk on the night of the Common Riding* so I was born with pipe bands ringing in […]

CLASP profile: James Carnegie

CLASP profile: James Carnegie

James Carnegie is the latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled: • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?Edinburgh (although I now live in Cambridge). My uncle plays and from an early age I wanted to learn the pipes. […]

Piping’s thanks to Lady Dorothea Stewart Murray

Piping’s thanks to Lady Dorothea Stewart Murray

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the “social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Marked annually on, this date, IWD is one of the most important days of the year to, among other things, celebrate women’s achievements and to raise awareness about women’s equality. In piping, […]

CLASP profile: Dugald Macleod

CLASP profile: Dugald Macleod

The latest member of the Competition League for Amateur Solo Pipers (CLASP) to be profiled is Dugald Macleod. Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I live near Dumfries, Scotland but always have difficulty with the question, “Where are you from?” I was born in Valparaiso, Chile […]

The Gamack family of pipers

The Gamack family of pipers

By Jeannie Campbell MBE The 1/5 Seaforth Highlanders Welcome to France [score below] was one of many tunes featured in the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s 2014-2018 recital series, ‘Pipers and Pipe Music of the Great War.’ A “Cpl. Gamack” of the Seaforth Highlanders is credited with composing the tune, an attractive […]