Tag: Francie Markis

Francie Markis: lone piper

Francie Markis: lone piper

In our report last week of the passing of Jock Duncan we made mention of 19th century Aberdeenshire piper, Francie Markis. In an article published in March 1990 in Common Stock, the journal of the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS), Jock unearthed information on Markis. Although the article shed […]

Jock Duncan, 1925-2021

Jock Duncan, 1925-2021

Jock Duncan, a true Scottish legend in every sense of the word, died yesterday in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He was 95. Jock, one of Scotland’s finest traditional singers, was born on the farm of Gelliebrae by New Deer in rural Aberdeenshire and grew up in the farming life at a […]