Tag: Jeannie Campbell MBE

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 43

1978 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In 1978 the Argyllshire Gathering introduced a Silver Medal competition. For the Gold Medal competition, first prize winners in this event were excluded and entry was restricted to those who had won a prize in competition for the Gold Medal at a former gathering at […]

Piping in London – part 11

Piping in London – part 11

1888 – 1891 by JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The 1888 gathering was held earlier than in previous years, reverting to its earlier date, Whit Monday, May 21 but the venue at Stamford Bridge was the same and the gathering was favoured with glorious sunshine and a large attendance. Among those present […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 42

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 42

1977 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE Competitors in the Northern Meeting Clasp Competition and the Argyllshire Gathering Open Piobaireachd competition in 1977 were required to select and submit four from the following list of six tunes: Sobieski’s Salute, The Stewarts’ White Banner,  Mary’s Praise, The MacDonalds’ Salute (the tune Fannet would […]

Piping in London – part 10

Piping in London – part 10

1886/87 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The 1886 Scottish Gathering was on June 26 at Stamford Bridge where according to the reports: “the ground basked in the summer sunshine and 3,000 people attended. During the day the band of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, under the direction of bandmaster J. Grant, […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 41

1976 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE The Gathering had remained unchanged for many years but 1976 marked a watershed with the first of several big changes coming in the force. In January 1976 Seumas MacNeill wrote: “1976 is going to be – for piping at least – a great deal different […]

Piping in London – part 9

Piping in London – part 9

1884/85 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE In March 1884 there was an announcement that the Scottish Gathering would change dates that year: “The annual Scottish Gathering, the proceeds of which are given to the Scottish charities in London, has been fixed to take place on Saturday 21st June at Stamford Bridge […]

Summer school in Tokyo. Dr Masame Yamane is fourth from the left

The first piper in Japan

Dr Masami Yamane, who founded the Tokyo Pipe Band in 1975, and is credited as being the first piper in Japan, died in February 2022 aged 91.