Category Archives: PT Editor’s Blog Archive

PT Editor's Blog 29/3/14

To the College tonight for the 'Pipe Music of WW1' concert. The first in this series deals with music associated with the Argyll and Suffering Highlanders, so appropriate that the pipers are two of the county's best pipers, Stuart Liddell and Alasdair Henderson. There will also be a quartet of promising pipers from the Army…
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PT Editor's blog: CoP Lecture and Piob. Soc. Conf.

The College Lecture went off very well on Friday night with an erudite and insightful talk from Jonathan Gillespie (right)  on his former teacher James Campbell. The lecture took the form of two sections, the first on James the man, and the second on his piobaireachd and piping writings. Jonathan's content and delivery captivated the…
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PT Ed's Blog 21/3/14

To the College Lecture tonight where the talk is on James Campbell, given by his pupil, Jonathan Gillespie. The pipers are Euan MacCrimmon and Jack Taylor. Time 7 for 7.30. Whisky tasting and refreshments; Tickets £10 at door. Will have report in PT and on CoP Radio and perhaps on CoP TV. Piob Soc conf…
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PT Editor's Blog 7/3/14

214 reunion tonight, always an enjoyable opportunity to catch up with fellow BB boys. One of them, Hector Russell, has sent this: 'Robert if you played miniatures as a boy then it would most likely have been these now in Dan Finlay’s possession [Dan was one of our tutors]. The tartan, Dan says, is Chisholm of…
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PT Editor's Blog 21/2/14

All roads to the Wheel of Fortune contest tomorrow in the Danderhall Miners Welfare near Edinburgh. There is stellar line up of pipers and the always knowledgeable audience make for a great day of piping. Get along and support it if you can: ** The sales of Tutor 1 continue to grow and the addition…
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PT Editor's Blog 31/1/14

Following the old contest programme on last week's blog, Alastair McCredie has sent this: 'The Alastair McCredie in question is now of Dunbar, East Lothian. He believes that the contest was in 63/64 and that he was 2nd to Alisdair Ross in both events. Bobby Richardson and he both played for Knightswood Juveniles and also…
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PT Editor's Blog 24/1/14

My letter to the Herald (Glasgow based supposedly serious broadsheet) re the absurd way the bagpipe is portrayed in the quality press seems to have caused quite a stir with hundreds of comments on the CoP Facebook pages. This is what appeared in the newspaper: And here is my original letter: 'Sir, Yet again the national press…
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PT Editor's blog 17/1/14

CoP Radio, if you haven't listened yet, features Alastair Dunn, Stuart Liddell (from Echoes of Oban) and Peter McCalister from World's Week at the CoP. Stuart and Alastair play ceol beag and Peter the Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute. The archive spot sees Captain John MacLellan playing in Seattle in 1973. ** One name I…
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PT Editor's Blog 10/1/14

How good's your French? This message seems to be about the Lorient MacCrimmon Trophy qualifier to be held in Britanny. Does anyone have info on the Scottish qualifier? le "FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE DE LORIENT", organise un concours de cornemuse soliste pour la sélection bretonne du trophée Mac Crimmon le dimanche 9 mars 2014 (14h-18h) à la salle Jean Vilar de Lanester 56600.  A…
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PT Editor's Blog: 2013 review

There could be little opposition to my choice of Piper of the Year going to the brilliant Stuart Liddell. His seemingly effortless triple victory at the Northern Meeting and his Former Winners MSR title at Oban and other performances throughout the year took him onto a plane all of his own making. When you factor…
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