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Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part four

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part four

September of 1923 was an eventful month for piping. The King and Queen attended the Braemar Gathering and lords, ladies and gentlemen turned out in their finery at the Aboyne Games. The senior competitions at the Argyllshire Gathering were contested by Robert Reid, GS McLennan and Willie Ross and produced […]

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part three

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part three

The third part of Jeannie Campbell’s 1923 retrospective gives the lists of bands at the Cowal Games and all the solo and pipe band results from the competitions in August. The solo results has GS McLennan, John MacDonald of Inverness, PM Willie Ross and Robert Reid featuring in the prize […]

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part two

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part two

The second part of Jeannie Campbell’s 1923 retrospective looks at the early summer months and finds reports on pipe band competitions and solo piping results from around the Games. There are also reports on two pipe bands from Inveraray; PM Willie Ross’s three-week visit to South Uist for piping tuition […]

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part one

Piping 100 years ago: 1923 part one

By JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE • PART 1 • JAN to APRIL 1923 Looking back one hundred years to 1923 shows that some events were similar to those of today but there were many differences. In 1923 the piping world had to rely on word of mouth or the newspapers to […]