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Solo piping results from the Tomintoul Highland Games

Solo piping results from the Tomintoul Highland Games

The 179th Tomintoul Highland Games took place yesterday, July 16. It was a good day for playing with warm with light cloud cover. Twelve adults played, with eight in the junior Piobaireachd.  There was a touching tribute paid to Patricia Grant who died last year. Patricia had been games secretary […]

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 41

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

1976 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The Gathering had remained unchanged for many years but 1976 marked a watershed with the first of several big changes coming in the force. In January 1976 Seumas MacNeill wrote: “1976 is going to be – for piping at least – a great deal different […]