Tag: Archie MacNab

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 17

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 17

1933-1934 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1933 the usual advertisements appeared in the usual newspapers during August ahead of the Gathering on September 13 and 14. Accommodation at hotels and boarding houses was taxed to the utmost. The Duke of Argyll, chieftain of the gathering, was┬ánot present this year. The […]

'Wee' Donald MacLean at Cowal in 1934.

Famous pipers: Donald MacLean

On Monday we kicked off the first of an occasional series on the stories behind some of our more famous tunes. There’s been a great response to this, with suggestions of further tunes to look at. Today, we kick off what will be another occasional series, that of famous pipers. […]