Tag: Jeannie Campbell

Jeannie’s comprehensive history of pipe bands is now on sale

Jeannie’s comprehensive history of pipe bands is now on sale

Jeannie Campbell’s long-anticipated history of pipe bands has now been published. The book, Pipe Bands, which took the leading piping historian five years to compile, is now on sale, priced £30 (plus shipping). At 854 pages, the book is big. Included are chapters on the first civilian bands, juvenile bands, […]

Stuart Letford: Echoes of Oban

Stuart Letford: Echoes of Oban

Day 1The drive from my home in central Perthshire was sublime. By the time I reached Killin, the morning mist cleared and the sun shone brightly. There was not one cloud in the sky. I stopped briefly at the Green Welly Shop in Tyndrum, the quintessential ‘tea and a pee’ […]

Keep making good friends in your own ‘piping times’

Keep making good friends in your own ‘piping times’

After only two days, the National Piping Centre’s crowdfunder target for the project to digitise the Piping Times and Piping Today magazines has reached one third. It would appear that this campaign is clearly resonating with the piping world. For younger readers, it may be instructive for us to take […]

S. A. confirms no pipe band season for 2021

S. A. confirms no pipe band season for 2021

Pipe bands in South Africa have been given certainty that there will be no competition season there this year. The Pipe Bands’ Association of Southern Africa (PBASA) informed its members of this decision yesterday. In a statement, Greg Hurly, PBASA President, said: “Over the last few weeks, there has been […]

Calum Semple: a virologist and a piper

Calum Semple: a virologist and a piper

In Stuart Letford’s Glenfiddich essay that appeared here last Wednesday, he wrote: “The only person whose opinion I want to hear in a pandemic is that of a virologist not that of a pub owner or a football pundit, a plumber, an actor … or a piper.” It reminded piping […]