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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 […]

Author aims to demystify pibroch

Author aims to demystify pibroch

Dan Nevans, the well-known Scottish piper, will shortly publish a book that aims to introduce ceòl mòr to non-enthusiasts. Dan, a piping teacher at the National Piping Centre, told Bagpipe.News the idea for the book, titled Piobaireachd is for Everyone, was to demystify the music and make it “palatable for […]

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo cancelled for 2021

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo cancelled for 2021

This year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (REMT) will not go ahead. Buster Howes, the chief executive of the charity that organises the annual event, said in a statement this afternoon: “Despite the sense of optimism around the UK’s emergence from the pandemic and our huge enthusiasm to stage a performance this […]