Tag: Hector MacLean

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 2

The people’s music: Cape Breton on the floor, part 2

Continuing the lecture that Professor Dan MacInnes delivered at the John MacFadyen Memorial Lecture/Recital in 1998. In those years, home was rough housing, forested land, and far too much work for a family to do alone. To survive work had to be shared. People organised their lives around their one […]

Missing Hector MacLean winning tune found

Missing Hector MacLean winning tune found

From the March 2018 Piping Times. Hector MacLean, 1894-1974 (pictured, right), was featured in the February 2015 Piping Times (Vol. 67, No. 5). The article mentioned a composing contest that had been organised by the Knightswood Highlanders in 1949 but the tune composed by Hector, left, which won first prize […]