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The contributor talks about his life and piping.

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Title - The contributor talks about his life and piping.
Contributors - John Stewart
Reporters - Hamish Henderson
Item Person - Stewart, John [Stewart, Jock]

Summary - The contributor talks about his life and piping.

The contributor was born in Grantown, near the Haughs of Cromdale. He was in the Gordon Highlanders, in the Scottish Horse, which was how he became piper to the Duke of Atholl.

Pibrochs he occasionally heard played included 'I Got a Kiss of the King's Hand' and 'My King has Landed in Moidart'. He tried, but never learned 'The Big Spree'. He was taught by Jimmy MacColl, from the MacCrimmon tradition of piping. He heard John MacDonald play many times, although he found him an inconsistent player. He never heard William MacLean from Kilcreggan play.

He will soon be 85.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:14
Date Recorded - 1955.04
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 11388
Original Tape ID - SA1955.062
Original Track ID - SA1955.62.A11; SA1955.62.A12
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R


Item Notes -

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