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Restored bagpipe rekindles memory of fallen WW1 hero

Restored bagpipe rekindles memory of fallen WW1 hero

In 2010, renowned pipe maker and restorer, Blue MacMurchie of West Calder, Scotland, was asked to refurbish a set of pipes that belonged to a solider who was killed playing them just before the Great War ended. Blue wrote the following account in the November 2010 Piping Times: By Blue […]

The Glen shop pictured in 1977. Through the initiative of Professor Hugh Cheape, the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland purchased the bagpipe collections from the family in 1983.

Pioneers of bagpipe notation

The literature of the Highland bagpipePioneers of bagpipe notation – Angus MacKay (Raasay) By Captain John A. MacLellan Much of the early bagpipe music was published by the Glen family who came to Edinburgh from the Kingdom of Fife, just across the Firth of Forth. By the mid-1830s the brothers, […]