Tag: Glasgow Police Pipe Band

Famous pipers: Calum Campbell (Gordons)

Famous pipers: Calum Campbell (Gordons)

By Joe Wilson. An article in the Piping Times regarding the jig playing at the Northern Meeting in 1961 reads: ‚ÄúSergeant Campbell made amends for his previous appearance [he had made a mistake while playing the strathspey and reel in the short leet] by winning this competition very clearly. Second […]

John Mulhearn: Let piping flourish

John Mulhearn: Let piping flourish

Place is important in music, and understanding the place that one is from, bides in, or looks to for inspiration, is a central part of traditional music in particular. It is with this in mind that I am going to ask for your help. But first, bear with me while […]

Famous pipers: Roderick MacDonald

Famous pipers: Roderick MacDonald

Roderick MacDonald was born on South Uist in 1901. He was a member of Glasgow City Police Pipe Band from 1923 to 1956. He served under two Pipe Majors, Willie Gray, then the famous John MacDonald, his brother. At the Argyllshire Gathering, Roderick won the March in 1928, the Strathspey […]