Introducing the personal letters to John Grant

Friends, Thanks to the descendants of Pipe-Major John Grant I have photographs of many letters he received from functionaries in the Royal Household of the United Kingdom thanking him for gifts, illustrated brochures of his original compositions, collections of bagpipe music, and the like. I believe these have historical value, for many are the product […]

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OT: 29 March 1924 – [unsigned] “Scottish Piper’s Association / Bagpipe Competition in Glasgow”

The Oban Times 29 March, 1924 Scottish Piper’s Association Bagpipe Competition in Glasgow The bagpipe competition held in the Religious Institution Rooms, Buchanan Street Glasgow, under the auspices of the Scottish Pipers’ Association attracted a large number of competitors and others interested in pipe music. In opening the proceedings Pipe-Major William MacLean, Locheil Camerons, Stirling, […]

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OT: 22 March 1924 – George G. MacKay “The Prince’s Salute”

The Oban Times, 22 March, 1924 Edinburgh, 12th March, 1924 “The Prince’s Salute” Sir,–In justice to the composition of a great Piobaireachd Master, and in view of the fact that the above tune is to be played in the forthcoming competitions at Oban and Inverness, the time is opportune for pointing out a grave error […]

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