Tag: Keith Sanger

Famous pipers: Willie Gray

Famous pipers: Willie Gray

Willie Gray (1883-1962) was one of the major figures of early 20th century piping.  Most pipers today know his name through the well-known and ever popular 2/4 march, Pipe Major Willie Gray’s Farewell To The Glasgow Police. Composed by Pipe Major John MacDonald – Seonaidh Roidein – of South Uist […]

The strathspey in Scottish music

The strathspey in Scottish music

WILLIAM LAMB discusses the origins of the genre and what he says is its uneasy relationship with the great highland bagpipe The strathspey is undoubtedly the most iconic variety of Scottish traditional music. Collinson describes its characteristic dots and snaps as the, “life blood of Scots musical rhythm”. Yet, recent […]

Bag and bellows from past to present

Bag and bellows from past to present

We can thank the Lowland & Border Pipers’ Society (LBPS) for the successful revivial of bellows-blown bagpipes that’s taken place in Scotland in recent years. The Society was founded by a handful of enthusiasts in Glasgow in the early 1980s. At the time, the instrument and the pipe music of […]