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easier.We are told that in the post war period Donald MacPherson was the first piper ever to have an instrument that consistently stayed in tune from beginning to end of a performance. As


such his


contribution to world piping cannot be underestimated.This was the game changer. He set a benchmark others had to reach if they were to be successful. The sweetly set modern instrument – we


• A full account of Donald’s life and times will be carried in our Obituary


hardly ever hear a bad one – can be traced back to this new standard of tonal perfection set by one man, the greatest competitive piper in the history of the art, Donald MacPherson.


column next issue. If anyone has a memory of Donald they would like to share please email thepipingtimes@ gmail.com.


INVERARAY HIGHLAND GAMES TUESDAY 19th JULY ’12 – WINTERTON PARK


Snr.A, B & C grade piping; open jnr./local piping www.inveraray-games.co.uk


for entry forms – Email: piping@inveraray-games.co.uk or call 07884467961 or 077795 466475


HIGHLAND GAMES 2012


SKYE Piping Competitions


7th & 8th August Portree, Isle of Skye


Forms and information available from Cailean Maclean, Piping Convener


cailean@skye-media.com 01470 532481


Also available for download on the CoP website


4 information@bagpipecovers.com


ALASDAIR MACDONALD Fine Bagpipe Covers E-mail:


www.bagpipecovers.com


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