Tag: Dunvegan Castle

The night the wheel turned right round

The night the wheel turned right round

This article was written in 1967, shortly after its author attended the very first Silver Chanter competition. He considered sending it to the Piping Times for publication but hesitated due to his teacher’s negative views about Glasgow and west coast piping in general. He put it in a drawer instead. […]

Coire na Creiche in the Cuillin hills of Skye. This was where the last clan battle took place on Skye. It was fought between the MacLeods of Dunvegan and the MacDonalds of Sleat in the summer of 1601.

Stories of the Tunes: The MacDonald’s Salute

The MacDonald’s Salute is one of three compositions relating to the reconciliation between the MacLeods of Dunvegan and the MacDonalds of Sleat, following a protracted period of conflict between the two. The other tunes are MacLeod’s Controversy and The MacLeod’s Salute. The tunes are attributed to MacLeod’s piper, Donald Mòr […]