Tag: Queen Victoria

The history and art of Angus MacKay, part 2

The history and art of Angus MacKay, part 2

By Archibald Campbell of Kilberry There can be no one alive now who ever heard Angus MacKay play, and few who have heard his playing described at first hand. Sandy Cameron remembered him playing piobaireachd at Maryburgh in his father’s house but he must have been quite a young child […]

The history and art of Angus MacKay, part 1

The history and art of Angus MacKay, part 1

At present 60 issues of the Piping Times are out of print, including almost all of volumes 2, 4, 13 and 16. We receive many requests for important articles which appeared in these issues so we have decided to reprint the most essential ones. Every piper should know something of […]

The image of an unchanging art form

The image of an unchanging art form

Part 2 of Iain MacInnes’s 2000 John MacFadyen Lecture Competition is very much part and parcel of the piping culture here in Scotland, and its shaped not just the music, but also the style of performance. It all goes back to 1781, when the Highland Society of London started the […]

Henry Forsyth leads the royal children in some drill.

Queen Victoria’s legacy

An interview with the current Sovereign’s Piper, Pipe Major Richard Grisdale, featured in the July 2019 Piping Times. With this year being the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria, who in 1843 instituted the position, we reproduce on bagpipe.news a series of articles written on the subject by Neville […]

Queen Victoria’s legacy to piping and pipe bands

Queen Victoria’s legacy to piping and pipe bands

From the April 2001 Piping Times “The pipes must lead.” So stated Queen Victoria to her Army top brass in the 1870s, thus ending an unseemly squabble over whether pipes or drums should form the front or rear ranks in the newly formed musical ensemble known as the pipe band. […]