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 4 are:
Angela MacEachern. Annie Anderson. Archie MacPhail. Atholl Cummers. Banks of the Lossie. Black Isle. Bonny Breast Knot. Butter Fingers. The Cannister. Catriona MacDonald. Clachnaharry. Col J M Grant. Craig-a-Bodich. Cronan. Dalintober. Donald Cameron's Powder-horn. Dr Alexander Bisset of Islay. The Duck. Falls of Forsy. Ferryman's Reel. Flett from Flotta. Geese in the Bog. Glasgow Highland Club. Glendale. Hail to My Country. Hebridean Polka. An Island Lullaby. Jimmy Boyce's Fancy. Keel Row (reel). Knightswood Ceilidh. Lady Anne MacKenzie's Farewell to Rosehaugh. Laird of Tollcross. Lochboisdale. Loch MacLeod. Mac An Irish. MacKay of Strathalladale. Malcolm Ferguson. Man from Skye. Miss Dumbreck. Mrs Arthur MacKerran. Neil Angus MacDonald. Nine Pint Cogie. The Old Dirk. The Persevering Lover. The Piper's Polka. PM Donald MacLean of Lewis. PM Donald MacLeod's Farewell to Fort George. PM George Allan. Primrose Hill. Road to Balquhidder. Roderick MacDonald's Favourite. Shaggy Grey Buck. Stornoway Bay. Stornoway Hornpipe. Summer Isles. Susan MacLeod. Third Seaforth Highlanders. Thompson's Dirk. Traditional Reel. Whatever Moreover. White Rock.