Tag: Dr Angus MacDonald

CLASP profile: Aaron Malcomb

CLASP profile: Aaron Malcomb

• Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from the United States, living in Washington state for the last 17 years. I got into piping as a teenager after listening to Scottish folk bands like The Tannahill Weavers and Capercaillie and got a practice chanter […]

Callum Beaumont competing at the online 2020 Silver Chanter.

Callum Beaumont wins 2021 Donald MacDonald Cuach

Callum Beaumont from Bo’ness, Scotland was the winner tonight at the 2021 Donald MacDonald Cuach. Callum, pictured, played Donald MacDonald’s setting of Cumha Mhic a h-Arasaig (MacKintosh’s Lament). The competition was held online for the first time in the event’s 35 years with the five pipers playing from their respective […]

Piper above all others

Piper above all others

The first ‘Piper Above all Others’ competition was an invitational one that was held in Glasgow from the late 1970s to the early-mid 1980s. Andrew Wright won it in 1979, Donald MacPherson in 1980, Pipe Major Angus MacDonald in 1981. Fred Morrison won the 1985 one. The 1980 competition is […]

The Uist & Barra of 1978

The Uist & Barra of 1978

With the 2020 invitational solo piping competition organised by The Glasgow Uist and Barra Association coming up on March 7 at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, we found the following critique from the 1978 competition interesting. Competing that day were many who have become some of our leading judges […]

Blair Atholl piping concert

Blair Atholl piping concert

A small village in Perthshire, Scotland will host TWO consecutive piping events at the end of this October. A “grand concert of piping” is planned for Blair Atholl on Friday, October 25. The venue is the small village hall which sits diagonally across from the imposing wall and entrance gates […]

Bruce Gandy competing at the 2016 Donald MacDonald Quaich.

Donald MacDonald Quaich invitees, tunes and judge

The five pipers who will perform in the annual competition/recital named in honour of the revered 19th century piping pioneer are: • Callum Beaumont: A Ghlas-mheur (The Finger Lock).• Iain Speirs: Spaidearachd Bharrach (The Pride of Barra).• Glenn Brown: Sean Chumha a Chlaidheimh (The Old Lament for the Sword)• Peter […]