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 5 are:
Altnahara. Balmacara. Bieldside. Duncan MacColl. Falls of Glomach. Flora Graham. Glasgow Skye Association Centenary Gathering. Jimmie tak a Tattie. Laird of Blochairn. Laird of Springbraes. Murdo Morrison of Lewis. Pipers Ceilidh. PM J MacWilliams. The Quaker. The Redcoat. Rothie Murchus. Willie MacColl. Willie MacDonald. Angus G MacLeod. Banff to Victoria. Echo Lake. Everlasting Hills. Fairy Glen. Piper's Farewell to his Dog. Bridge of Perth. Catlodge. Duncan Lamont. Firth of Lorne. Glentruim. Louisa Campbell. Sandy MacPherson. Stac Polly. Bridge of Foss. Brown Haired Maid. Butt of Lewis. Fiona MacLeod. Keel Row (reel). Lads of Mull. The Lintie. Lochluichart. MacKay from Skye. The Ramparts. CTS Empress. Jack Adrift. HMS Escalator. Andrew MacNeill. Ian Fraser of Foregin. I'll gang nae mair to yon toon (jig). Joshua James. Mary Aitken. Over to Uist. Rory MacLeod. Tenpenny Bit. The Weaver. Failte MacMurich. MacMurich's Salute.