Tag: Seaforth highlanders

The Gamack family of pipers

The Gamack family of pipers

By Jeannie Campbell MBE The 1/5 Seaforth Highlanders Welcome to France [score below] was one of many tunes featured in the Scottish Pipers’ Association’s 2014-2018 recital series, ‘Pipers and Pipe Music of the Great War.’ A “Cpl. Gamack” of the Seaforth Highlanders is credited with composing the tune, an attractive […]

Stories of the Tunes: Cabar Feidh Gu Brath

Stories of the Tunes: Cabar Feidh Gu Brath

Today’s tune in our irregular series, ‘Stories of the Tunes’ appears although the ‘story’ behind it is quite stragithforward: it is simply a tune composed by Pipe Major Donald MacLeod in tribute to the regiment in which he served for many years. As the notes in his book of ceòl […]

King James I.

Stories of the tunes: Pibroch of Donald Dubh

Today we begin an occasional series looking at the stories behind some of our well known tunes. We kick off with Pibroch of Donald Dubh, an old tune that was originally a pibroch but which was developed subsequently into ceòl beag (there are excellent march, jig, reel, quickstep and hornpipe […]