Tag: Iain MacFadyen

The Uist & Barra of 1978

The Uist & Barra of 1978

With the 2020 invitational solo piping competition organised by The Glasgow Uist and Barra Association coming up on March 7 at The National Piping Centre Otago Street, we found the following critique from the 1978 competition interesting. Competing that day were many who have become some of our leading judges […]

Malin Lewis and Jarlath Henderson.

Diary: Cowal/Bob Shepherd/Celtic Connections/John Wilson

Cowal Highland Gathering may not be the piping and pipe band event it once was but its organisers are celebrating winning a leading tourism prize. Cowal has just been awarded the Best Cultural Event or Festival title at last weekend’s The Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards. Cowal beat the HebCelt […]

Dougie Pincock: Pass it on

Dougie Pincock: Pass it on

By Dougie Pincock I was very pleasantly surprised a couple of weeks ago to be contacted by Piping Times editor, Stuart Letford and asked to make this contribution to the Bagpipe.News Blog. I met Stuart when I was an instructor at The Piping Centre (before it was National!), and hearing […]

In Montrose’s footsteps with the soldiers and the phantom piper

In Montrose’s footsteps with the soldiers and the phantom piper

• From the June 2005 Piping Times By David Murray Chatting on the telephone to Captain Stephen Small of the Army School of Piping the other day, Stephen mentioned that he had just had attended a course at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. “Tactics?” I enquired. “No, no”, said Stephen, […]

Tattoo groupies and John MacLellan’s burst bag

Tattoo groupies and John MacLellan’s burst bag

• From the October 2000 Piping Times. By David Murray With the Edinburgh Tattoo season over for yet another year, it seems to me that it’s a good time to ponder a little on the now accepted arrangements for band, pipes and drums, not to mention the choir, which are […]