OT: 20 December 1913 – Harmony “The Bagpipes”

The Oban Times, 20 December, 1913 The Bagpipes 15 December, 1913 Sir,–With reference to the lecture given by Mr. J. P. Grant, yr., a report of which appeared in last week’s issue of your paper, I fear it is vain to uphold the bagpipe as a musical instrument. If it is to be maintained at […]

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OT: 13 December 1913 – A Mere Lady “The Bagpipe Scale”

The Oban Times, 13 December, 1913 The Bagpipe Scale 6 December, 1913 Sir,–Having had the pleasure of listening to a lecture of unique interest, delivered in Dundee by Dr. Fraser, from Falkirk, on that subject, “The Bagpipe,” of which he has such a world-wide knowledge, will you kindly permit me to ask Dr. Fraser a […]

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OT: 7 August 1915 – John Grant

The Oban Times, 7 August, 1915 27 Comely Bank Street, Edinburgh, 2 August, 1915 Sir,–In reply to your correspondent “Morar,” I have pleasure in giving such information as may be of some assistance, if not value, to him. I am of the opinion that the story in reality is a myth, or fairy legend, although there […]

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OT: 24 May 1913 – John Grant

The Oban Times, 24 May, 1913 Edinburgh, 19 May, 1913 Sir,–”It is not my business (says Dr. K. N. Macdonald) to prove him (Mr. Grant) ignorant” of the MacCrimmons’ music. This is the meagre answer which your correspondent gives to my question on Gesto’s book. It is true that it is not Dr. MacDonald’s business […]

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OT: 17 May 1913 – Fred T. MacLeod “MacCrimmon Memorial”

The Oban Times, 17 May, 1913 MacCrimmon Memorial 18 Mentone Terrace, Edinburgh, 10 May, 1913 Sir,–I know of no paper which has taken so keen and sustained an interest in the music, history, and traditions of the MacCrimmons of Boreraig, Skye, as “The Oban Times.” The correspondence upon the subject published by your paper would, […]

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OT: 3 May 1913 – John Grant “The MacCrimmon Canntaireachd”

The Oban Times, 3 May, 1913 The MacCrimmon Canntaireachd Edinburgh, 28 April, 1913 Sir,–Apparently Dr. MacDonald’s main idea is to make an attempt to prove that “in reality I can know little about the MacCrimmons or their music,” other than what Gesto and your correspondent have told us. Dr. MacDonald’s own knowledge of the art […]

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