Pipe Major John Grant, (F.S.A. Scot) (1876-1961) was a gifted artist, author and amateur composer of bagpipe music who enjoyed the favor of members of the nobility including those of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom for the first half of the twentieth century. Facts about his life were largely a mystery until music […]
The Oban Times, May 18, 1901 Songs of Lorn At the forthcoming Mòd in Glasgow there is to be a competition in the singing of the songs of Lorn. For this the Oban and Lorn Association have offered special prizes and have, we understand, limited the number of songs to six. The following “An Cagar” […]
The Oban Times, April 27, 1901 The Highland Dancing and Piping Competition The last and one of the most successful Highland dancing and piping competitions of the season Was Held in the Assembly Rooms, Street, Glasgow, on Friday evening, 5th inst.,presided over by Mr. Neil Campbell Colquhoun, hon. secy, of the Clan Colquhoun Society, accompanied […]
The Oban Times, 13 April 1901 Caledonian Pipers’ Club, Edinburgh The annual dinner of this Club was held in MacPherson’s Hotel, George Street, Edinburgh, on Friday, the 29th ult., when there were about thirty members present. In the unavoidable absence of the chief (Mr. P. Cameron, Corrychoillie), Mr. Peter Johnston, the chieftain, presided. The usual […]
The Oban Times, 6 April 1901 Pipers and Dancers Still another bagpipe competition is announced. This time the tests of skill will take place in the Assembly Hall, Bath Street, on Friday first. Mr. Neil Campbell Colquhoun, of the Clan Colquhoun Society, will occupy the chair. There is likely to be a large attendance.
The Oban Times, 30 March 1901 Puirt-a-Beul – “Cille Chriosda” 8 Greenside Place, Edinburgh March 25, 1901 Sir,– Permit me space in which to state that if you were celebrated contributor Dr. K. N. MacDonald, will consult Part IV of my collection of ancient piobaireachd he will therein find the above tune written in a […]
The Oban Times, 30 March 1901 Supplement to the “Puirt-A-Beul” The Faroe Isles – “Kv-ad Digtning,” or Song-Dance. A singular circumstance in corroboration of my contention that the “Puirt-a-Beul” were a very ancient institution has just come to my knowledge. My friend Mr William Martin, of Inverkeithny, an excellent Danish scholar, and one of our […]
The Oban Times, 23 March, 1901 Puirt-A-Beul “Mouth-tunes,” or “Songs for Dancing.” By Dr. Keith N. MacDonald CONCLUDING REMARKS TO “PUIRT-A-BEUL.” Many Highlanders of the advanced school may consider that the foregoing “Puirt-a-Beul” mouth tunes, or articulate music, were not worth preserving. Certainly as far as the poetry is concerned there may be some truth […]