Tag: Lament for the Children

Finlay Johnston wins the Silver Chanter in Skye

Finlay Johnston wins the Silver Chanter in Skye

Finlay Johnston was awarded the 2022 Silver Chanter last night, August 3, 2022. This was the 56th year of the competition as it returned home to the Isle of Skye after a four year sojourn at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow. The venue was Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic […]

CLASP profile: Peter Allen

CLASP profile: Peter Allen

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from the USA. I got into piping while living in the UK. I was bored with guitar, and always loved the pipes. There was a teacher close by, so it made it doable. Now I live in Thailand. […]

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. […]