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Manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd

This section shows many of the manuscripts and books of Piobaireachd.


Ballindalloch Manuscript

This is the manuscript written by Donald MacKay (1845-1892). His father was Donald MacKay (1794-1850), who was the son of John MacKay, Raasay, father of Angus MacKay. He was taught the pipes at the Caledonian School, London; in the 78th Regiment; by John Ban MacKenzie in Munlochy, and by Donald Cameron champion of Pipers at Brahan. He was piper to Sir George MacPherson grant of Invershin and Ballindalloch from 1866 to 1874, and from 1874 until his death, to the Prince of Wales. He gained the prize pipe (1st) in Inverness in 1871, for march playing, and got the gold medal for Piobaireachd in 1872. He was the friend of, and helpful to, General Thomason, the author of Ceol Mor. He died in London and was buried beside his father in Kensall Green cemetery. James Campbell 1/8/77



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Ballindalloch MS Title Page  Get Document: Ballindalloch MS Title Page
Ballindalloch MS Explanatory Letter James Campbell  Get Document: Ballindalloch MS Explanatory Letter James Campbell
Ballindalloch MS Property of A Campbell  Get Document: Ballindalloch MS Property of A Campbell
Ballindalloch MS Battle of Waternish Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Battle of Waternish
Ballindalloch MS Donald MacKenzie's Lament composed by his father Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Donald MacKenzie's Lament composed by his father
Ballindalloch MS Donald MacRae's Lament Inverinate Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Donald MacRae's Lament Inverinate
Ballindalloch MS Donald MacDonell of Laggan Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Donald MacDonell of Laggan Lament
Ballindalloch MS Earl of Antrim's Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Earl of Antrim's Lament
Ballindalloch MS End of the Long Bridge Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS End of the Long Bridge
Ballindalloch MS Farewell to the Laird of Islay Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Farewell to the Laird of Islay
Ballindalloch MS Hector Roy of the Battles Lament Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Hector Roy of the Battles Lament
Ballindallloch MS 12 MacCrimmon's Sweetheart Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindallloch MS 12 MacCrimmon's Sweetheart
Ballindalloch MS Lady Margaret Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Lady Margaret Salute
Ballindalloch MS Lament for Piper Samuel Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Lament for Piper Samuel
Ballindalloch MS Lament for the Union Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Lament for the Union
Ballindalloch MS MacKenzie of Gairloch's Salute (1) Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS MacKenzie of Gairloch's Salute (1)
Ballindalloch MS MacKenzie of Gairloch's Salute (2) Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS MacKenzie of Gairloch's Salute (2)
Ballindalloch MS Millbank's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS Millbank's Salute
Ballindalloch MS The Fraser's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS The Fraser's Salute
Ballindalloch MS The Highland Society of London's Salute Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS The Highland Society of London's Salute
Ballindalloch MS The Red Ribband Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS The Red Ribband
Ballindalloch MS The Rout of Glenfruin Listen to TuneGet Document: Ballindalloch MS The Rout of Glenfruin
Ballindalloch MS The Sinclair's March  Get Document: Ballindalloch MS The Sinclair's March
Ballindalloch MS Variation 5th  Get Document: Ballindalloch MS Variation 5th