Tag: Lament for the Children

Stories of the Tunes – Beloved Scotland

Stories of the Tunes – Beloved Scotland

By Dugald B. MacNeill Nearly 30 years ago I heard John MacFadyen play this tune on the wireless. I was on holiday near Taynuilt at the time and it was one of the piping broadcasts I have enjoyed most. The very few other pipers who played it then and some […]

Covid-19: the game changer

Covid-19: the game changer

By Stuart Letford for Bagpipe.News Prepare for the long haul regarding the Coronavirus, folks. That was the message from a webinar discussion into the future of piping and pipe bands post-Covid-19. Further, there is a chance there may be no pipe band competitions held in 2021. The webinar took place […]

The structure of piobaireachd, 3

The structure of piobaireachd, 3

By Capt. John A. MacLellan MBE The next phrase patterns to be discussed are those which incorporate the TERTIARY grouping. This title just signifies a third classification. The main characteristic is, that each of the three lines are of equal length, (remember both “Primary” and ‘’Secondary” had a metre of […]

The Simon Fraser letters 8

The Simon Fraser letters 8

From The International Piper, October 1981. ‘Gesto and Canntaireachd’ 6 Vernier Street, South Geelong,Melbourne, Australia, 7th Dec. 1914. Sir, In enclosing my annual subscription for ‘The Oban Times,’ permit me to say that I always find your valuable paper very interesting, and the account of the War news is excellent. […]