Tag: David Murray

The 91st at Modder River.

Stories of the Tunes – The 91st at Modder River

The Modder River is a tributary of the Riet River that forms part of the border between the Northern Cape and the Free State provinces of South Africa. On November 21, 1899 the river’s banks were the scenes of heavy fighting in the beginning of the Second Boer War (from […]

PM Bill Robertson.

PM Bill Robertson, an appreciation

Vale, Pipe Major William Robertson (1932-2020) By Brett Tidswell Pipe Major William Robertson died at 12:00pm last Thursday (24th) in Auckland, New Zealand, the country he made home since moving there in 1959, and where he made a huge contribution to piping and to pipe bands. A celebration of his […]

Grumbles, gratitude and a rapid reprint

Grumbles, gratitude and a rapid reprint

• From the February 2001 Piping Times. The conclusion of the talk on the history of the Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor, given at the Piobaireachd Society conference last year [2000]. By James Campbell Then there were two matters raised by Rothiemurchus which I suspect stemmed from conversation with John […]