Tag: From Scots Borderer to Ulster Scot

Glasgow Skye Pipe Band  3P/Majors 1991.

Clan MacRae pic / Musicianship / Donald Drone

Last Friday’s post on the Clan MacRae Pipe Band jolted a few memories from readers. Donald Macleod was among those who contacted us and he was able to identify some of the individuals in the photograph. Donald, brother of Kenny Macleod of McCallum Bagpipes, told us: “In the back row, […]

Bob Semple: a new tune for a pipe band legend

Bob Semple: a new tune for a pipe band legend

A new tune has been composed in honour of Robert – Bob – Semple O.A.M, B.E.M. who died in January after a short illness, aged 99. Bob was a huge figure in the piping scene of Australia and was at the centre of the pipe band movement there for most […]