OT: 7 May 1910 – Charles Bannatyne

The Oban Times 7 May, 1910

Salsburgh, by Holytown

30 April, 1910

Sir,–In your issue of this date there appears a letter by Mr. A. Mackay, South Africa, in which my criticism of the Scottish Piobaireachd Society’s system of writing grace-notes is characterized as “piffle,” whatever that may mean.

Mr. Mackay further states that “every piobaireachd player knows how certain movements should be played,” and with this I agree, and therefore it is possible to write the music as it is played, and that is all I ask the Society to do. There is no question of infallibility involved, but only one of right and wrong. I am, etc.,

Charles Bannatyne, M. B., C. M.