Tag: Angus MacPherson

Stories of the Tunes – Helen Black of Inveran

Stories of the Tunes – Helen Black of Inveran

Many readers will be familiar with the 2/4 march, Helen Black of Inveran. The pipe score can be found in Bruce Campbell’s Caledonian Collection Of Highland Bagpipe 2/4 Competition Pipe Marches and in Iain MacCrimmon’s Music For The Great Highland Bagpipe (Book 1). Jimmy Ritchie, a well-known fiddler of the […]

The image of an unchanging art form

The image of an unchanging art form

Part 2 of Iain MacInnes’s 2000 John MacFadyen Lecture Competition is very much part and parcel of the piping culture here in Scotland, and its shaped not just the music, but also the style of performance. It all goes back to 1781, when the Highland Society of London started the […]

Blood was spilt over over a semi-quaver in a 1930s feud

Blood was spilt over over a semi-quaver in a 1930s feud

The first excerpt from Iain MacInnes’s John MacFadyen Lecture of spring 2000 entitled ‘The Ancient Martial Music’ Piobaireachd, ceòl mòr, is, I think we’d all agree, a very remarkable and distinctive music; music of the Gaelic speaking Highlands which has travelled, and has taken root in remarkable places, from Vancouver […]