OT: 2 June 1911 – John Grant “Piobaireachd” (poem #2)

The Oban Times, 2 June, 1911                      Piobaireachd Hail! Glorious ancient piobaireachd, Thou patriotic theme. Wake from thy fairy slumbers, Once more upon us gleam. Great music of our fathers, Can we, or time, destroy A heaven-born gift nature, In life and death their joy? The Fairy Queen has vanished, MacCrimmon is no more; Imaginative […]

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OT: 2 June 1911 – John Grant poem “Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 2 June, 1911        Piobaireachd The piobaireachd of our warpipe, With all its mystic lore, Shall live for endless ages– We’ll play it o’er and o’er. We bless the Highland minstrels Who brought it first to light; They’ve sent us an example, We grasp it with delight. They brought it to perfection, […]

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The Pipes of War

In the keeping alive of this national sentiment in Scottish units, their distinctive dress and, still more, the retention of the national instrument, have played an important part ; and this applies with equal force to units composed of Scotsmen who have left their native land permanently or temporarily.  Throughout the war these units have […]

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