The third SPA concert in the National Lottery sponsored ‘Pipe Tunes of WW1’ project was held on December 6th. Today author Colin Campbell gives us the background to the tunes associated with the Black Watch and played on that evening by pipers from the Army School and Donald MacPhee. This concert has already been reviewed on pipingpress.com but this article goes into more detail on the tunes. It begins:
Six independent companies of troops loyal to the British government were formed in the 1720s and clad in dark government tartan. In 1739 they came together at Aberfeldy to form the regiment known as the Black Watch. They numbered 34 officers plus seven men from the Campbells, four Munros…read more here.