Tag: Piping Times

Jimmy McIntosh, an appreciation

Jimmy McIntosh, an appreciation

Jimmy McIntosh, who has just died, will be remembered as a major authority on piobaireachd. Yet, as many will know, Jimmy was quite late coming to the art. He only started to compete seriously when he was in his 40s. He was deeply appreciative of Robert Bell Nicol and Robert […]

Famous pipers: J. D. Ross Watt

Famous pipers: J. D. Ross Watt

By Stephen Beattie James Downie Watt was born on June 10, 1869 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England and raised by his parents, John Ross Watt and Jane Warden Ritchie, both of whom hailed from Scotland. James – J. D. – was one of 10 children, three of whom died in infancy. […]

Changing styles in pibroch playing – part 1

Changing styles in pibroch playing – part 1

With most of us self-isolating during these uncertain times, there is, perhaps inevitably, a dearth of news to report. However, we at Bagpipe.news will continue to use this time to bring you great articles from our archives. Today’s piece was written by Dr Peter Cooke and published in The International […]

A small tribute

After our recent report about Pipe Major George MacKenzie, a few readers alerted us to an article that appeared many years ago in the Piping Times. The article was written by one of the magazine’s frequent correspondents in those days, David V. Kennedy. In his article, written shortly after MacKenzie’s […]