The second part of our look back at the life of the late master piper Donald MacPherson is published today.
In an interview from 1998 he talks of his early days and the debt he owed to his father Iain in correcting his fingering, teaching him how to tune and to set up the bagpipe, and of his success in his first ever contest as a boy aged 15. Read it here. Read the first excerpt here.
There will be a launch concert for Piping Live 2015 next Wednesday, May 27th at 7.30pm, with Stuart Liddell, Finlay MacDonald and Shotts & Dykehead among those headlining the performances. Tickets are limited for this free show at the National Piping Centre, MacPhater Street, Glasgow. You can book them here.
The third volume of our piobaireachd tutorials, ‘Classic Piobaireachd Volume 3’ has been completed with the tunes ‘Melbank’s Salute’, the ‘Phantom Piper of the Corrieyairick’, ‘Scarce of Fishing’ and the ‘Nameless’ tunes ‘Hiharin Dro o Dro’ and ‘Hio Tro Tro’ added.
Planning your weekend? If you are anywhere near Highland Perthshire, don't forget Blair Atholl games on Sunday . We hear there are strong entries in both senior and junior contests.