Tag: British Caledonian Pipe Band

Famous pipers: Calum Campbell (Gordons)

Famous pipers: Calum Campbell (Gordons)

By Joe Wilson. An article in the Piping Times regarding the jig playing at the Northern Meeting in 1961 reads: ‚ÄúSergeant Campbell made amends for his previous appearance [he had made a mistake while playing the strathspey and reel in the short leet] by winning this competition very clearly. Second […]

Famous drummers: Alex Duthart

Famous drummers: Alex Duthart

Today, we remember the great drummer, Alex Duthart (1925-1986), a huge figure in the pipe band world. Alex was destined to be a pipe band drummer. His father, John, an Ulsterman, was a drummer in the 8th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the First World War. Initially, Alex learned his […]