Tag: Alasdair Crotach

The night the wheel turned right round

The night the wheel turned right round

This article was written in 1967, shortly after its author attended the very first Silver Chanter competition. He considered sending it to the Piping Times for publication but hesitated due to his teacher’s negative views about Glasgow and west coast piping in general. He put it in a drawer instead. […]

Christian Krohg's depiction from 1899 of
King Olaf presenting a sword to Icelandic skald, Sigvat the Skald (995-1045).

The origins of ceòl mòr, a theory – part 4

• From the September 1980 Piping Times. By Bridget MacKenzie This is the last of a series of four articles by Mrs. Bridget MacKenzie on the interesting parallel between Scottish ceòl mòr and other art forms. Pre-polyphonic music in early 16th century Italy had certain features in common with ceòl […]