OT: 15 December 1923 – M. [“Instructing Boys in Bagpipe Playing”]

The Oban Times, 15 December, 1923 [Instructing Boys in Bagpipe Playing] 23 November 1923 Sir,–The Cowal Highland Gathering Committee are making a new departure in their policy of encouraging the playing of the bagpipes. They are establishing schools in various centres throughout the country where boys, on payment of a nominal fee, may be thoroughly […]

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OT: 15 December 1923 – Piob-Mhor “Canntaireachd”

The Oban Times, 15 December, 1923 Canntaireachd Calcutta, 3rd November, 1923 Sir,–I was interested to read your correspondent, J. C.’s letter in your issue of 15th September. I, too, have given much study to “Gesto’s” publication (the 1880 reprint by J. & R. Glen), but I cannot think it a “fake!” It appears to me […]

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OT: 6 October 1923 – E. “Record Chanter Playing”

Oban Times, 6 October 1923 Record Chanter Playing 29 September 1923 Sir,–In your interesting article on “Donald Cameron, Piper to Seaforth,” it is stated that he (Cameron) “could keep up a continuous sound when playing the practice-chanter.. . . . . ; The meaning, I suppose, is, that when he drew breath the “continuous sound” […]

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OT: 22 September 1923 – C.G.G. “The Piobaireachd”

The Oban Times, 22 September, 1923 The Piobaireachd 15 September 1923 Sir,–May I ask you of your courtesy to allow one who is neither a musician nor a Celtic scholar, but who takes a modest interest in these subjects to make a few remarks on the interesting article on the Argyllshire Gathering in your issue […]

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OT: 15 September 1923 – Musician – “Juvenile Piobaireachd Playing”

The Oban Times, 15 September, 1923 Juvenile Piobaireachd Playing 8 September, 1923 Sir,–Two competitors in above event that held at Cowal Highland Games played “Glengarry’s Lament,” and the “Little Spree,” the first from MacKay’s Collection, and the second from David Glen’s. They were stopped playing for repeating the groundwork before playing the crunluath. I would […]

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OT: 15 September 1923 – J.C. “Canntaireachd”

The Oban Times, 15 September, 1923 Canntaireachd 4 September, 2013 Sir,–Being interested in the above, I corresponded from Grantham Camp in 1917 with Mr. Simon Fraser, the Piobaireachd authority, in Australia. I had a reply from him with a short pamphlet in which it was stated, as far as I can remember, that Capt.MacLeod of […]

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