OT: 20 September 1930 – A. MacKay “Playing of Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 20 September, 1930 Playing of Piobaireachd  Cape Town, South Africa, 21 September [August] 1930 Sir,–With further reference to the Taorluadh controversy, I do not know if anyone has previously drawn attention to the parallel case of the superfluous A in the Leumluadh movement as it is written in the older books. I […]

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OT: 6 September 1930 – Padruig Og “Playing of Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 6 September, 1930 Playing of Piobaireachd  18th August 1930 Sir,–Your correspondent “MacDonnuil Dhu” draws a very dark picture of an event (perhaps the most stirring event that ever took place in the history of ancient piobaireachd) which was held in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Edinburgh, in March 1926. I was also present at […]

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OT: 6 September 1930 – Calum MacCrimmon – “The MacCrimmon Memorial”

The Oban Times, 6 September, 1930 The MacCrimmon Memorial  Manchester, 30 August, 1930 Sir,–In a recent issue of your paper your correspondent, Mr. MacPherson, Invershin, suggests that “prizes be given to the best performers of MacCrimmon Piobaireachd to commemorate the occasion.” Surely your correspondent knows a little of the history of the Borreraig school. There […]

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OT: 16 August 1930 – MacDonnuil Dhu “The Playing of Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 16 August, 1930 The Playing of Piobaireachd Hoddeson, Herts, 4 August, 1930 Sir,–Frequently in your interesting paper there appears a letter from Mr. John Grant, giving his views on piobaireachd playing, etc. Some time ago Mr. Grant was silenced by Pipe-Major Wm. Gray at the Oddfellows’ Hall, Edinburgh, and also by members […]

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OT: 2 August 1930 – Dunaluin “Toarludh and Crunludh”

The Oban Times, 2 August, 1930 Glasgow, 19 July, 1930 Toarludh and Crunludh Sir,–Once again Mr. John Grant returns to the attack in regard to Taorludh and Crunludh. His persistence has been the means of giving to readers of the Oban Times who are interested in bagpipe music the views of a great number of […]

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OT: 2 August 1930 – A. MacKay “Controversy”

The Oban Times, 2 August, 1930 Controversy Cape Town, South Africa, 4 July, 1930 Sir,–A great deal has been written in your columns in recent years about and the correct method of playing certain taorludh movements. The controversy arose, if I am not mistaken, from the fact that one of your correspondents noticed that Angus […]

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OT: 19 July 1930 – A. MacPherson “The MacCrimmons and a Monument”

The Oban Times, 19 July, 1930 The MacCrimmons and a Monument Inveran Hotel, Invershin, Sutherland, 10 July, 1930  Sir,–I would like to ask Mr. John Grant through the medium of your esteemed paper by what authority he is supported when he makes such a vague and unfounded statements regarding the MacCrimmons of Boreraig and their teaching. […]

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