Tag: Jeannie Campbell

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 […]

Memories of London greats

Memories of London greats

Jeannie Campbell’s recent article on Owen MacNiven contained a few passages that triggered in solo piping judge, Roddy Livingstone a few memories of some of the leading lights of the London piping scene of yesteryear. He writes: “During the 25 years I was a pupil and friend of James Campbell […]

7 questions with … Finlay Cameron

7 questions with … Finlay Cameron

Finlay Cameron (18) of Roybridge, Lochaber, Scotland has maintained a consistent standard throughout his years competing as a Junior and, since 2018, in the adult sphere. He won the MacGregor Memorial at the Argyllshire Gathering in 2016 (aged 14) and gained a third place place in the Silver Medal at […]

Niven photograph identification

Niven photograph identification

We received quite a number of responses to the photograph that appeared on bagpipe.news recently showing the legendary actor David Niven dancing as a group of six pipers played. It seems the photograph was taken in 1947, around the time when the Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service following […]