OT: 18 August 1923 – A Lover Of The Old Music “Piobaireachd Playing”

The Oban Times, 18 August, 1923

Piobaireachd Playing

Argyllshire, 6 August, 1923

Sir,–With reference to Mr. Strafford’s letter in the “Oban Times” of the 28th July, piobaireachd music takes long years of careful study with good coaching, and the soul of the man who would excel in playing it on the Piob Mhòr is more clearly revealed than in any other music I have heard. Pipe-Major MacLennan, late of the Gordons, has a long and brilliant record, but I would estimate his playing of piobaireachd now with that of twenty years ago as the difference between gold and silver. –I am, etc.,

A Lover Of The Old Music