Piping anecdote about John MacDonald.
Date 1976
Track ID 71949
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1976.264.B4

Original Tape ID

SA1976.264

Summary

Piping anecdote about John MacDonald.

John MacDonald won the Gold Medal at Oban some time before the First World War. The Duke of Argyll, who presented the prize, said he didn't know if he was presenting it for John's excellent playing, or his temerity in playing the tune 'The Massacre of Glencoe' in Campbell country. Mr MacKay sings, in canntaireachd form, part of the ground of this tune.

Item Notes

See:
'The Piobaireachd Society' book 6, p. 168
'The Kilberry Book of Ceòl Mòr' (Archibald Campbell) no. 104

Item Subject/Person

MacDonald, John

Recording Location

County - Aberdeenshire

Parish - Crathie and Braemar

Village - Balmoral

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS