OT: 6 December 1924 – [unsigned] “Scottish Pipers’ Association, Glasgow [competition results]

The Oban Times, 6 December, 1924 Scottish Pipers’ Association, Glasgow The annual competition took place in the Pearce Institute, Govan, on Saturday last. Sir Iain Colquhoun, D.S.O., Rossdhu, presided, and he was supported by Mr. Percy Thomson, secretary, Highland Club; ex-Bailie Arch. Campbell, Mr. McKenzie, the Hotel, Lochboisdale; Mr. McGregor Murray, Inverness; Pipe-Major J. McDougall […]

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OT: 29 November 1924 – A.C.W. “Pipe Music Of The Clans”

The Oban Times, 29 November, 1924 Pipe Music Of The Clans Glenetive, 20th November, 1924 Sir,–As far as I am aware, the Clan McLean is the only clan that has published the music specially connected with them. Such a collection was compiled and published by the Clan McLean Society of Glasgow in 1900. My father, […]

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OT: 29 November 1924 – Crunluath “The Prince’s Salute”

The Oban Times, 29 November, 1924 The Prince’s Salute Johannesburg, 22nd October, 1924 Sir, –Your correspondent Mr. George MacKay, began my telling us that the tune had changed, and how the Taorluadh and Doubling ought really to be played. He admitted that he had no authority for his statements except his own opinion. Notwithstanding his […]

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OT: 15 November 1924 – Elizabeth Fraser “Call of The Pipes” [poem]

The Oban Times, 15 November, 1924 Call Of Pipes Hear the Pipes a’calling. Winding slowly through the house; humming, chanting, brawling. Crowing shrilly, like the grouse. Hear the Pipes a’calling. Dancing, lilting, stepping so, Leaping, laughing, bawling As the men and lassies go. Hear the Pipes a’calling. Strangely on a mystic note, Stilling babes a’ […]

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OT: 15 November 1924 – Piob Mhor “The Prince’s Salute”

The Oban Times, 15 November, 1924  The Prince’s Salute 5 Clive Street, Calcutta, 21st October, 1924 Sir,–I have been expecting to see some detailed argument in support of, or against, Mr. George G. MacKay’s point regarding the Taorluath of this tune, but apparently no one is prepared to write on the subject! This is to […]

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OT: 1 November 1924 – A.M. “Highland Pipers and Athletes”

The Oban Times, 1 November, 1924 Highland Pipers and Athletes 20th October, 1924 Sir,–perhaps never before have we had such a keen competition among pipers at the leading Highland gatherings, including such notable events as the Gains at Oban, For William, Inverness, Portree, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Bridge of Allan, Braemar,Glenisla, and the famous Cowal Gathering, which […]

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