Another Successful Evening of Music from the First World War

acfThe Scottish Pipers’ Association held another successful National Lottery sponsored lecture on Saturday evening, part of their series on the pipers and pipe music of WW1. This time the regiments featured were the Cameron and Seaforth Highlanders.

The paper, by author Colin Campbell, was interspersed with music from pipers of the Army Cadet Force (pictured above) and top soloists Iain Speirs and Niall Stewart.

Mr Campbell explained that Army Cadets began as informal groups from 1859, and were initially attached to Volunteer Battalions. In 1908 they became the Cadet Force and, in 1945, the Army Cadet Force run by the ACF Association. On Saturday the cadet force pipers were:

Pipe Major Isla Stout, Black Watch ACF, Cdt. Sgt.  Alexander Cunningham, Black Watch ACF,  Cdt. CSgt. (P/Maj) Ryan Anderson,  1st Bn Highlanders ACF, Cdt. L Cpl Lewis Russell,  Lothian and Borders Bn ACF. Their tunes were Piobaireachd o’ Donald Dhu, All The Blue Bonnets Are Over The Border, Mist Covered Mountains, Johnnie Cope, Highland Laddie, We Will Take The Good Old Way, The Bugle Horn and theThe March of the Cameron Men.

Read more on the Cameron Highlanders pipe music here. Seaforth Highlanders to follow. The next, and final, lecture in this series is on Sept 19.