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John Smith Manuscript

This is the manuscript of 79 Piobaireachd written by  PM John Smith of the 93rd Highlanders.   He lived from 1840 to 1877, dying at 37 years of age in Lochgoilhead.  He joined the 72nd Highlanders in 1858 aged 18. It is likely that he was taught by his father, John Smith, and/or his uncle William Smith, both of whom were prize winners in the Edinburgh Competitions. He may have been influenced, or taught, by Donald and Sandy Cameron, and also Alex Cameron junior, who was piper to the Marquis of Huntly in Aboyne in 1870, when John Smith was in barracks in Aberdeen. John Smith won the Prize Pipe in Inverness in 1871, and the Gold Medal for former winners in 1874 playing Chisholm's Salute.  



We are grateful to Alexander Bothwell of Brisbane, whose grandmother was Mary Smith, daughter of John Smith, for this information about John Smith's background, and for the photograph of the silver shield on the Prize Pipe won by John Smith in Inverness in 1871. John Smith's bagpipes are on display in Stirling Castle.

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Silver Shield 1871 PM John Smith

A paper on John Smith's manuscript was given by Andrew Wright at the Piobaireachd Society Conference in 1996.

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John Smith Manuscript Preface and Index  Get Document: John Smith Manuscript Preface and Index
John Smith MS Darach Mhor, or The Big Drink Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS  Darach Mhor, or The Big Drink
John Smith MS Pibroch Donald Dhu Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Pibroch Donald Dhu
John Smith MS Chisholm's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Chisholm's Salute
John Smith MS The Glen is Mine Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Glen is Mine
John Smith MS Glengarry's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Glengarry's Lament
John Smith MS The Fisher's Courtship Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Fisher's Courtship
John Smith MS The Children's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Children's Lament
John Smith MS Lord Breadalbane's March Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Lord Breadalbane's March
John Smith MS The MacIntosh's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacIntosh's Lament
John Smith MS MacCrimmon will never return Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS MacCrimmon will never return
John Smith MS The MacGregor's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacGregor's Salute
John Smith MS MacCrummen's Sweetheart Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS MacCrummen's Sweetheart
John Smith MS The Piper's Lamentation on the Stocks Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Piper's Lamentation on the Stocks
John Smith MS The Piper's Warning to his Master Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Piper's Warning to his Master
John Smith MS The Massacre of Glencoe Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Massacre of Glencoe
John Smith MS Cill Criosd or The Burning of the Church Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Cill Criosd or The Burning of the Church
John Smith MS The MacLeod's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacLeod's Salute
John Smith MS John Garve MacLeod of Raasay's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS John Garve MacLeod of Raasay's Lament
John Smith MS The MacDonald's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacDonald's Salute
John Smtih MS The Gathering of the Clans Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smtih MS The Gathering of the Clans
John Smith MS The Battle of Waternish Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Battle of Waternish
John Smith MS The Battle of Sherriffmuir Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Battle of Sherriffmuir
John Smith MS Isabel MacKay Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Isabel MacKay
John Smith MS The Prince's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Prince's Salute
John Smith MS I got a Kiss of the King's Hand Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS I got a Kiss of the King's Hand
John Smith MS Kinlochmuidart's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Kinlochmuidart's Salute
John Smith MS My King has Landed in Moidart Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS My King has Landed in Moidart
John Smith MS Struan Robertson's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Struan Robertson's Salute
John Smith MS The Earl of Argyle's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Earl of Argyle's Salute
John Smith MS Duke of Hamilton's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Duke of Hamilton's Lament
John Smith MS Donald Ban MacCrimmon's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Donald Ban MacCrimmon's Lament
John Smith MS Viscount Dundee's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Viscount Dundee's Lament
John Smith MS The Brother's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Brother's Lament
John Smith MS The Grant's Gathering Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Grant's Gathering
John Smith MS The Blue Ribbon Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Blue Ribbon
John Smith MS Lord Lovat's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Lord Lovat's Lament
John Smith MS Patrick Og MacCrimmon's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Patrick Og MacCrimmon's Lament
John Smith MS The Bells of Perth Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Bells of Perth
John Smith MS MacLean's Barge Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS MacLean's Barge
John Smith MS Lament for the Harp Tree Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Lament for the Harp Tree
John Smith MS MacLean of Coll's March Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS MacLean of Coll's March
John Smith MS Mary's Praise for her Gift Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Mary's Praise for her Gift
John Smith MS MacNeill of Barra's March Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS MacNeill of Barra's March
John Smith MS Munro's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Munro's Salute
John Smith MS Millbank's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Millbank's Salute
John Smith MS Applecross's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Applecross's Salute
John Smith MS Lord Reay's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Lord Reay's Lament
John Smith MS General MacKenzie of Fairburn's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS General MacKenzie of Fairburn's Lament
John Smith MS The Battle of Red Hill  Get Document: John Smith MS The Battle of Red Hill
John Smith MS Darach Cuich The Little Drink  Get Document: John Smith MS Darach Cuich The Little Drink
John Smith HS The Highland Society's Salute  Get Document: John Smith HS The Highland Society's Salute
John Smith MS The Sister's Lament  Get Document: John Smith MS The Sister's Lament
John Smith MS Abercairney's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Abercairney's Salute
John Smith MS The Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS The Young Laird of Dungallon's Salute
John Smith MS MacLeod of Raasay's Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS MacLeod of Raasay's Salute
John Smith MS The Sword's LamentIncomplete ...Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Sword's Lament
John Smith MS The Menzies Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Menzies Salute
John Smith MS Donald Gorum MacKerracher's Lament  Get Document: John Smith MS Donald Gorum MacKerracher's Lament
John Smith MS Duntroon Castle  Get Document: John Smith MS Duntroon Castle
John Smith MS The White Flag Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The White Flag
John Smith MS The Vaunting  Get Document: John Smith MS The Vaunting
John Smith MS The MacKay's Banner Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacKay's Banner
John Smith MS MacLeod of MacLeod's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS MacLeod of MacLeod's Lament
John Smith MS Donald Duaghal MacKay's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Donald Duaghal MacKay's Lament
John Smith MS Davidson of Tulloch's Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS Davidson of Tulloch's Salute
John Smith MS The MacRae's March Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacRae's March
John Smith MS The Gordon's Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS The Gordon's Salute
John Smith MS The Earl of Seaforth's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Earl of Seaforth's Salute
John Smith MS The Fingerlock Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Fingerlock
John Smith MS The MacNab's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The MacNab's Salute
John Smith MS Too Long in this Condition Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Too Long in this Condition
John Smith MS The Union of Scotland's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS The Union of Scotland's Lament
John Smith MS Sir James MacDonald of the Isles Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: John Smith MS Sir James MacDonald of the Isles Salute
John Smith MS Clan Ranald's Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS Clan Ranald's Salute
John Smith MS The Prince Consort's Lament  Get Document: John Smith MS The Prince Consort's Lament
John Smith MS Queen Anne's Lament  Get Document: John Smith MS Queen Anne's Lament
John Smith MS The Earl of Dundonald's Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS The Earl of Dundonald's Salute
John Smith MS King James' Salute  Get Document: John Smith MS King James' Salute