Tag: John D. Burgess

Ninety years old and still piping strong

Ninety years old and still piping strong

Jackie Bogan is now a young 90-year-old, and still playing regularly with the Northampton Pipe Band.  Chatting with him was like catching a glimpse of history, with names of piping legends and a time when life was very different to the one we live today. Born in Greenock in 1931, […]

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 40

History of the Argyllshire Gathering part 40

1975 BY JEANNIE CAMPBELL MBE Competitors in the Open and Clasp competitions in 1975 were required to submit four tunes from this list of six: The Battle of Glensheil, The Sister’s Lament, Nameless, Hihio-tro tro, The  Park  Piobaireachd  No. 1, The  Old Woman’s Lullaby and Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor. For […]

Arthur Campbell R.N. of Glendaruel

Arthur Campbell R.N. of Glendaruel

by TABBY ANGIER Arthur Campbell, who now lives in Blairgowrie and is in his nineties, is perhaps the only Royal Navy survivor of the Korean War who played pipes on board ship. His ship, HMS Black Swan, was the first ship to arrive in Korea to protect the troops. Arthur […]

Famous pipers: Gordon Duncan

Famous pipers: Gordon Duncan

Gordon Duncan (1964-2005) inspired a whole generation of pipers in his own lifetime in a way no piper has ever done before or since. As the December 2015 edition of the Piping Times stated, his influence on the current generation is apparent even though some are perhaps too young to […]

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 23

The history of the Argyllshire Gathering, part 23

1951 By Jeannie Campbell MBE In 1951, competitors for the Argyllshire Gathering’s Open Piobaireachd competition had to offer four tunes, MacDougalls’ Gathering, John GarveMacLeod of Raasay’s Lament, The Daughter’s Lament, Lachlan MacNeill Campbell of Kintarbert’s Fancy. The Gold Medal competitors were to submit six tunes of their own choice. John […]

CLASP profile: Joe Moore

CLASP profile: Joe Moore

Joe Moore is the next member of CLASP to be profiled. For more information and to join this great facility for amateur pipers go to the CLASP website. • Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I’m from Paddington in London originally but currently living in Wilmcote […]