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Download – Lone Pipers: monument to perfection


An exclusive selection of tunes to suit every person and every mood – by the Masters of Piping: Gold Medalists Angus MacColl, Stuart Shedden and Gordon Walker with special guest Pipe Major John Spoore (CD photo), former piper to HM The Queen Mother.

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  1. Both tunes refer to Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, wife of King George VI. The first was written by Willie Ross of the Black Watch and the second by John Spoore to commemorate her 90th birthday.

  2. A wonderful selection of foot tapping tunes

  3. The first tune was written by John MacColl one of the most gifted composers of all time and great uncle to Angus.

  4. The horrific battle of Beaumont Hamel took place during WWI. This march commemorates the thousands of Scottish troops who fell.

  5. This tune commemorates the London Scottish Regiment becoming the first Territorial Army battalion to see action during WWI at the Battle of Messines on 31 October, 1914.

  6. Marches popular with Commandos in WWII. Sarie Marais, a South African tune later adopted by the British Commandos as their march.

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This special Highland Classics album is performed by some of the finest pipers in Scotland, gold medalists Angus MacColl, Stuart Shedden and pipe major Gordon Walker. Special guest is pipe major John Spoore, former piper to HM The Queen Mother.
In choosing the music the pipers have aimed at typical examples of the various piping traditions. The selection includes favourites of royalty, martial airs, dance melodies, hornpipes, jigs as well as popular tunes.

Tracks include:
Queen Elizabeth’s March
Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday March
Leaving Barra
The Stornoway Hornpipe
Colin’s Cattle
My Land
Molly Connell
Mac an Irish
Devil in the Kitchen
Barney’s Balmoral
Dancing Feet
The Piper of Dunnyveig
Loch Maree
Mrs John MacColl
Shepherds Crook
Sound of Sleat
The Conundrum
The Taking of Beaumont Hamel
The 74th Highlanders
The 71st Highlanders
‘An Taigh Dubh’ (The Black House)
Burning Mill at Messines
Nut Brown Maiden
Rowen Tree
Sarie Marais
and on the Highland Small Pipes:-
Battle of Wateroo
Crusaders March
Soldier’s Return