Tag: James Robertson

Pipe Major James Robertson, from the cover of the June 1961 'Piping Times'.

P.M. James Robertson’s family / Ali Levack / Irish Piobaireachd Society

Tobar an Dualchais, the archival project that digitises, catalogues and disseminates Gaelic and Scots sound recordings online, is seeking information on the surviving family of Pipe Major James Robertson, Gordon Highlanders (b. 1886-d. 1961).  Recordings of Robertson, the composer of Farewell to the Creeks, have been discovered – both spoken […]

Churchill’s war pipe

Churchill’s war pipe

Tabby Angier is the custodian of a pipe which belonged to a soldier who lead an incredible life. It is an instrument of war with a particularly commanding sound. Here she tells us about the wartime escapades of a man who is ranked as one of the world’s greatest adventurers, […]