OT: 5 March 1921 – A. MacPherson “Piobaireachd Playing”

The Oban Times, 5 March, 1921 Piobaireachd Playing Invershin, Sutherland, 19 February, 1921 Sir,–The attacking forces of Piobaireachd criticism are once again displaying their views through the columns of your esteemed paper. I think that it was Mr. MacInnes, Johannesburg who opened the campaign. It is hard to conceive that any man, bearing a Highland […]

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OT: 16 December 1911 – Gesto [“The Secrets of Canntaireachd”]

The Oban Times, 16 December, 1911 [The Secrets of Canntaireachd] 3 December, 1911 Sir,–Could any of your numerous readers tell me where I could get a copy of “Canntaireachd: Articulate Music,” by J. F. Campbell, Isla, and at what price? Perhaps “Fionn” or Dr. Charles Bannatyne might know something about the book.–I am, etc., Gesto

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OT: 8 June 1929 – John Grant “Noting of Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 8 June, 1929 Noting of Piobaireachd Edinburgh, 18 May, 1929 Sir,–in your issue of 11th May, Mr. MacInnes makes reference to my name and Pipe-Major Ronald Mackenzie, late of Seaforths. To read what Mr. MacInnes writes one would think that he knew every note that Ronald McKenzie played in Piobaireachd in minute […]

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OT: 1 June 1929 – Announcement of “A Royal Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times 1 June, 1929 A Royal Piobaireachd In the olden days in the Scottish Highlands it was customary to dedicate original compositions on the great Highland bagpipe to Kings and Princes in order to commemorate special occasions. Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York have been pleased to accept as peculiarly […]

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OT: 18 May 1929 – A.K. Cameron [“Ancient Piobaireachd”]

The Oban Times, 18 May, 1929 [Ancient Piobaireachd] Powderville, Montana, U.S.A., 8 April, 1929 Sir,–Your correspondent, Mr. Angus MacPherson, claims there is but one way of performing the toarluadh and crunluadh movements. But there were two forms of crunluadh [toarluadh?] and half a dozen or more forms of crunluadh, and each of these were played […]

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OT: 18 May 1929 – Alasdair Og – “Ancient Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 18 May, 1929 Ancient Piobaireachd Sir,–Your correspondent, Mr. John Grant writes to assure all readers of the “Oban Times” that he is not out for “glory” personally, but to maintain the great traditions of the past. Such being the case, one would suppose that Mr. Grant would accept every opportunity to further […]

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OT: 11 May 1929 – Malcolm MacInnes “Noting in Pibroch”

The Oban Times, 11 May, 1929 Noting of Pibroch Ostaig, Skye, 26 April, 1929 Sir,–Mr. A. K. Cameron’s whole case is that the noting attributed to Angus Mackay shows his style of playing, and yet he agrees when I point out that specific styles attributed to him are absurd. Mr. Cameron writes:–” Joseph MacDonald was […]

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OT: 4 May 1929 – John Grant “The Tree of Piping”

The Oban Times, 4 May, 1929   The Tree of Piping   Edinburgh, 29 April, 1929 Sir,–I have nothing further to add to mine which appeared in your issue of the 13th April, on the above subject, other than to say that if my “tree”be dead, it is not to be wondered at, after such […]

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OT: 27 April 1929 – Rory – “Ancient Piobaireachds”

The Oban Times, 27 April, 1929 Ancient Piobaireachds [N.D.] Sir,–Your correspondent, Mr. John Grant, F.S.A. (Scot.), is surely not in earnest in making his latest contribution to your valuable paper. For the first time in the annals of piping Mr. Grant gives what he describes as “The Tree of Piping” from the MacCrimmons to date. […]

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