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The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 28

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 28

1958-1959 By Jeannie Campbell MBE The ten tunes set for the Open competition in 1958 were The Battle of the Pass of Crieff, Lament for Donald Bàn MacCrimmon, Donald Gruamach’s March, The Earl of Antrim’s Lament, Lady Margaret MacDonald’s Salute, Scarce of Fishing, Colin Roy MacKenzie’s Lament, The Park Piobaireachd, […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 27

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 27

1956-57 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1956 the tunes for the Open competition were Nameless (Book 8), The End of the Little Bridge, The Daughter’s Lament, Craigellachie, Lament for the Duke of Hamilton, The Red Speckled Bull, The Stewarts’ White Banner and Lament for The Harp Tree, from which four […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 26

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 26

1955 By Jeannie Campbell MBE The 1955 Argyllshire Gathering was held on September 14 and 15. The judges for the Gold Medal were Col. Grant of Rothiemurchus, Maxwell MacDonald of Largie and Major David Murray. 30 entered and 23 played. For those interested in who entered and what their tunes […]

Robert Nicol, left, and Robert Reid.

We should not overstate the differences in our playing styles

Differences in playing styles is the subject of this opinion piece taken from the December 2004 Piping Times. By Duncan Watson A number of years ago while discussing the various aspects of The Unjust Incarceration with the late Donald Morrison, he related what I found to be an interesting story. […]