In the spring 2000 edition of The Voice, Dr. John A. MacAskill conducted an interview with James Campbell, the son Archibald Campbell of Kilberry. When MacAskill asked him what he considered to be his greatest legacy, Campbell replied: “… I have taken pride in my contribution in the Piping Times […]
Willie Donaldson: What are we waiting for?
There has been a call in recent years for change in the long-standing arrangements in the big piobaireachd competitions; that the Piobaireachd Society should stop naming its own settings as the preferred ones, or stop setting the annual tunes at all, allowing the performers free choice in which tunes they […]
The works of Angus MacKay (Raasay) – Part 2
The literature of the Highland bagpipe The works of Angus MacKay (Raasay) – Part 2By Captain John A. MacLellan Until 1838 the only book of Piobaireachd available to pipers was Donald Macdonald’s collection of Piobaireachd which contained 23 tunes. In 1836 Angus MacKay released the prospectus for his book, which […]
Allan MacDonald reviews ‘Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mòr’
• From the June 2017 Piping Times. By Allan MacDonald Side Lights on the Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mór, By Malcolm McRae and Robert Wallace (Piobaireachd Society, 2017). This has been republished recently (2016) and is a compilation of notes written by Archibald Campbell of Kilberry (1877-1963) while receiving instruction […]