Tag: Malcolm MacCrimmon

Stories of the Tunes – Lament for Donald Bàn MacCrimmon

Stories of the Tunes – Lament for Donald Bàn MacCrimmon

By Seumas MacNeill Along with Lament for the Children and a few others this is one of the truly great tunes. It does not have the subtle twists and turns of the Children, nor even of Patrick Òg. It is a straightforward fairly simple melody developed along traditional lines and, […]

The 1743 Lord Lovat-David Fraser piping indenture

The 1743 Lord Lovat-David Fraser piping indenture

Few, if any, documents connected with the early history of piping have been more frequently cited than the 1743 indenture in which, as writer after writer has claimed, the Jacobite Lord Lovat of the ’45 agreed to send his servant, David Fraser, “to the Isle of Skye in order to […]

Piping in the ’45  – the Year of the Piper

Piping in the ’45 – the Year of the Piper

• This article first appeared in the Piping Times, June 1983. By Bruce Campbell On the 11th of August, 1745 Prince Charles Edward Stuart stepped ashore at Kinlochmoidart on the west coast of Scotland in a bid to restore his family’s right to the ancient Kingdom of Scotland. John Maclntyre, […]