P-M Donald MacLeod's Collection of Piobaireachd


New and Updated for 2017!

This collection contains 20 original piobaireachds from the pen of one of the most gifted pipers of all time. As published originally in 1978, the collection had some typos and errors, which have been fully corrected in the 2017 edition.

The updated collection is printed on heavy, coated stock, and is bound with sprial wire binding, so it'll be easy to use and will last a long time. The book includes P-M MacLeod's Editorial Notes on the tunes, and his Foreword, which both give insight into the personality and genius of this outstanding human.

Donald MacLeod was born in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in 1917. He joined the British Army in 1937, and went to France in 1940 with the 2nd Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders in the British Expeditionary Force. Captured as a prisoner of war during the surrender at St. Valery-en-Caux, he escaped during the march to Germany and returned to France in 1944 as pipe major of the 7th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders.

After leaving the British Army in 1963, MacLeod became a partner in Grainger and Campbell Bagpipes. He was made Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1978. Donald MacLeod made many trips to Canada for recitals and teaching, including about 15 years of summer schools in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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