Tag: D. R. MacLennan

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 not present this year. The […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 13

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 13

By Jeannie Campbell 1923-1925 In 1923 the Games and Balls were held on September 12 and 13. The opening day was showery and the ground was not in particularly good condition, but there was a large crowd of people present, including the Duke of Argyll, the President of the Gathering. […]

George Moss and the Fraser pipers

George Moss and the Fraser pipers

By Bridget MacKenzie This article is based to a large extent on material kindly supplied by George Moss’s nephew, Jim (Hamish) Hamilton, Aberdeen, to whom I give my thanks George Moss (1903-1990) was an important figure in Highland piping who has not received the recognition due to him. Such men […]

Polig Monjarret and Dorig Le Voyer, founders of B.A.S.

The acculturation of the great highland bagpipe in Brittany

By Jean-François Allain • From the February 1995 Piping Times Jean-François is one of a family who came over to Scotland from Brittany several times during the 1960s. They attended summer schools in Skye of the College of Piping and made great progress, as do most students. In 1967 Jean-Francois […]