Poster Reveals Details of 1785 Contest

The 1785 poster from the writer's collection
The 1785 poster from the writer’s collection

What did pipers play in solo competition almost 230 years ago? A poster from the 1785 competition held in Edinburgh for the Prize Pipe reveals all. It tells us that 50 pieces of ceol mor were heard during the gathering; it proves that the tunes we play today were in common currency back then; it shows that despite Culloden, its shameful aftermath and the Act of Proscription, piping continued to thrive in Scotland. Read more on this fascinating subject here…..