Tag: Dugald MacNeill

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 42

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 42

1977 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE Competitors in the Northern Meeting Clasp Competition and the Argyllshire Gathering Open Piobaireachd competition in 1977 were required to select and submit four from the following list of six tunes: Sobieski’s Salute, The Stewarts’ White Banner,  Mary’s Praise, The MacDonalds’ Salute (the tune Fannet would […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 39

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 39

1974 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE This year there was a change in the rules for the major competitions. Competitors in the Open event at the Argyllshire Gathering and the Clasp at the Northern Meeting were required to submit six tunes from this list of twelve: Craigellachie, Lament for Colin Roy […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 38

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 38

1973 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In September 1972, under the headline ‘Girl Pipers to Breach Male Stronghold’, The Press and Journal had this: “Two girls will challenge a men-only bastion when they enter one of the top piping competitions at the National Mòd in Inverness on October 7. And the […]

Jeannie Campbell MBE: My piping times

Jeannie Campbell MBE: My piping times

I became a Piping Times subscriber in 1974 although I had bought occasional copies before that whenever I was in a piping shop. I joined the College of Piping’s evening classes in 1976 after playing in a band for six years and was soon helping with the enrolment of pupils […]

Keep making good friends in your own ‘piping times’

Keep making good friends in your own ‘piping times’

After only two days, the National Piping Centre’s crowdfunder target for the project to digitise the Piping Times and Piping Today magazines has reached one third. It would appear that this campaign is clearly resonating with the piping world. For younger readers, it may be instructive for us to take […]

NPC launches crowdfunder to digitise its magazines

NPC launches crowdfunder to digitise its magazines

The National Piping Centre (NPC) today launches a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to protect the legacy of its two magazines, the Piping Times and Piping Today. The two-strand project involves the digitisation of the magazines’ archive – a resource that will be free to access online – and the […]

Jonathan Greenlees, the winner at the 2008 SPA Professional.

A judge’s ramblings – part 3

Another summer passed and some regrets at having to return home By Malcolm McRae The last day of August saw Dugald MacNeill and me judging the Piobaireachd event at the Scottish Pipers’ Association Competition at the College of Piping in Glasgow. The new recital auditorium is an ideal venue for […]

Stories of the Tunes – Lament for Mary MacLeod

Stories of the Tunes – Lament for Mary MacLeod

The year is around 1707. It is only a couple of years since the burial of Sir Norman MacLeod of Berneray, one of the most famous chiefs of the Berneray branch of the MacLeods of Harris. He was the third son of Sir Roderick XV of Harris and Dunvegan. Today, […]