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Donald Macleod's Book 1

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Pipe Major Donald MacLeod was taught piping initially by his father and then by John Morrison of Assynt House and by Pipe Major Willie Ross followed by Pipe Major John MacDonald of Inverness over a period of 25 years. He enlisted in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1921 and after four years was appointed Pipe Major. He served in World War 2 and was taken prisoner at St Valery when serving with the 51st Highland Division . He subsequentl y escaped and managed to return to the UK. When Piping got going again after hostilities , competitions were reinstated and from then until 1963 he established a competitive record that is unsurpassed. Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE was both a brilliant and prolific Bagpiper and composer, publishing six books of light music and a book of piobaireachd.

Tunes included in Book 1 are:

  • Aberdeen City Police Pipe Band
  • Angus Campbell's Farewell to Stirling
  • Balmoral Highlanders
  • Banks of Locheil
  • Capt J M Sim
  • Dr Dorothy Main
  • Echoes from Caithness
  • Edinburgh Volunteers
  • Highland Brigade at Waterloo
  • Highland Pipers Society of Glasgow
  • Hills of Cherat
  • I'll gang nae mair to yon toun
  • John MacMillan of Barra
  • Kilmichael Glen
  • Lady Lever Park
  • Leaving Lewis
  • MacLeod of Mull
  • Monadh Gowan
  • Mrs Alex Johnstone
  • Mrs MacDonald of Uig
  • PM Donald MacLean
  • River Creed
  • Ross Battery
  • Caber Feidh
  • Cameronian Rant
  • Colin's Cattle
  • John Roy Stewart
  • Lady MacKenzie of Gareloch
  • Miss Drummond of Perth
  • Rothiemurchus Rant
  • Take your gun to the hill
  • Thick lies the mist on yonder hill
  • Blackberry Bush
  • Drumlithie
  • John Garroway
  • The MacFarlanes
  • The Man in the Moon
  • Smith of Chilliechassie
  • Willie Cummings Rant
  • Angus Sutherland
  • Bobs from Balmoral
  • The Curlew
  • Glasgow Police Pipers
  • Humours of Cork
  • John Paterson's Mare
  • Maids on the Green
  • Mill in the Glen
  • Paddy's Leather Breeches.