OT: 9 March 1901 – [unsigned] “The Championship Competition”

The Oban Times, 9 March 1901 The Championship Competition. Large Gathering. The grand annual concert in championship competition in bagpipe playing and Highland dancing, arranged by Mr. Edward MacPherson, brought out a large number of pipers in dancers of the first letter and rank on Monday evening, March 4th. The audience completely filled the large […]

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OT: 2 March 1901 [unsigned] – “A Champions’ Gathering”

Oban Times, March 2, 1901 A Champions’ Gathering The piping competition arranged by Mr. Edward MacPherson appears, from the entries announced, to have attracted the champions in rare style. MacColl, Oban[;] MacPherson, Badenoch; K. MacDonald, Inverness; and Centre, Edinburgh, are a few of the names received. Seven o’clock has been fixed as the hour of […]

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OT: 16 February 1901 – [Unsigned] “Piobaireachd Competition

The Oban Times, 16 February 1901 Piobaireachd Competition Mr. Edward MacPherson’s annual concert, championship competition, bagpipe playing, Highland dancing, etc., is now announced for Monday, 4th March. Of this series of competitions held annually in the city this is one of the more important, and on the present occasion much interest will be aroused in […]

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OT: 16 February 1901 – Keith N. MacDonald – “Puirt-a-Beul ‘Mouth Tunes’ or ‘Songs for Dancing'” [Mus]

The Oban Times, 16 February, 1901 Puirt-A-Beul “Mouth-tunes,” or “Songs for Dancing.” By Dr. Keith N. MacDonald “Nighean na Cailliche Crotaiche Crubaich” is one of the old-fashioned tunes giving a picture of female attractiveness out of the common, evidently done in irony, and probably from disappointment.  The rustic gentleman abuses both mother and daughter, the […]

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