Tag: Battle of the Somme

Somme hero’s pipe brought back to life

Somme hero’s pipe brought back to life

A light has been shone on the historical provenance of a set of pipes sold recently at an online auction for almost £5,000. As reported on Bagpipe.News, the instrument was sold at the auction organised by Lockdales of Ipswich, England on May 13 and drew quite a lot of attention. […]

William Scott's pipes.

Chris Gray / Somme pipe goes for £5,000 / Breton tribute; VJ Day 75

Inveraray & District Pipe Band piper, Chris Gray has released his first recording. The self-entitled CD is available now from his website. Recorded last year, the reocrding was co-produced by Calum MacCrimmon and features a multi-instrumental ensemble. Read Iain MacInnes’ review. A set of pipes that were reportedly played at […]

A contemporary account of Willie Lawrie’s death

A contemporary account of Willie Lawrie’s death

Tomorrow, Remembrance Sunday, millions of people around the world will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. At 11:00 thousands of pipers will participate in ceremonies at cenotaphs and churches and elsewhere. During the First World […]