Tag: Roddy Cannon

The music of John MacCrimmon, part 1

The music of John MacCrimmon, part 1

The music of John MacCrimmon – the ‘Gesto Canntaireachd The 2015 College of Piping Lecture took place at the Birnam Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland in March of that year. Professor Roderick – Roddy – Cannon, who had been preparing his latest book for publication – The music of John MacCrimmon […]

Stories of the Tunes: The Green Hills of Tyrol

Stories of the Tunes: The Green Hills of Tyrol

The Green Hills of Tyrol is a ubiquitous tune, learnt by virtually all pipers at an early stage. In 1961, the famous Scottish singer Andy Stewart put words to the tune and his song, A Scottish Soldier reached the No. 1 pop chart spot in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. […]

The ruins of John MacKay's house at the southern end of Raasay.

The John MacKay manuscript, pt. 2

• From the June 1997 Piping Times. By Captain John A. MacLellan My second illustration is a typical page of the manuscript in what is thought would be the original form for the whole manuscript. As you can see it is really a framework with the notes written in crotchet […]