Piper in the Nave

Pipe Major Donald Macleod

piper in the nave

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SSCD 046

Volume 2: Six Piobaireachd

arranged and played by Pipe-Major Donald MacLeod mbe

1 Introduction to The Pretty Dirk 1:57

2 The Pretty Dirk 5:36

3 Introduction to Nameless 1 0:31
4 Nameless (Hiotrotro Hinbainbain) 6:57

5 Introduction to Salute on the Birth . . . 1:05
6 Salute on the Birth of Rory Mor MacLeod 6:57

7 Introduction to The Sister’s Lament 1:34
8 The Sister’s Lament 10:31

9 Introduction to Nameless 2 0:18

10 Nameless (Hiharin Hotrin) 4:49

11 Introduction to A Glase 0:20
12 A Glase 3:36

Total playing time 44:11


Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band in Concert


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Recorded live in Ballymena County Hall, Northern Ireland in 1983.


Pipers Ceilidh


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Live recording of P/M Donald MacLeod’s farewell public performance in Dorchester Hotel, Glasgow Nov 1977 with Duncan Johnstone as guest piper and two Gaelic songs sung by Donald Ross.

1 Introduction
2 Jimmy Anderson's Welcome to Arran
Meg MacRae
3 Miss Drummond of Perth
Bridge of Perth
Balmoral Castle
Captain Jack Murray
Traditional Reel No.1
Traditional Reel No.2
Calum the Tailor
Irish Traditional
Cup of Tea
4 Mrs MacDonald of Dunach
Leaving Glenurquart
5 Cameron Rant
Loch Carron
6 Farewell to Barra
Connaughtmans' Rambles
Rakes of Kildare
Geese in the Bog
Donald of the Sun
7 Thanks to Duncan
8 Calum Ross Sings
Beir mo Shoraidh thar Ghunnaidh
9 Archie MacTaggart sings
Thoi a Nall am Bothill

10 Introduction to Donald
11 The Hills of Kintail
The Ship in the Bottle
George S Allan
12 The Banks of Lochiel
The Bugle Call
13Millbank Cottage
The Crags of Stirling
14 Monymusk
Susan MacLeod
The Tartan
The Piper and the Dairymaid
Willie Cummings Rant
Traditional Reel
15 Donald MacLeod's Tuning Phrase No.4
The Burn in the Hills
Roderick MacDonald
The Hammer on the Anvil
The Warming of the Fingers
The Glasgow Police Pipers
16 Grannie's Lullaby
The Man From Skye
The Hen's March Over the Midded
17 Donald's Farewell Speech

The Lone Piper


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George Stoddart OBE. A selection of Ceol Beag, Piobaireachd, and Canntaireachd.

1 Introduction
2 Donald Cameron
Donald MacVicar of Partick
Shepherd's Crook
John McKechnie's Big Reel
The Grey Bob
3 Longueval
Bells of Shannon
The Braes of Mellinish
Paddy's Leather Breeches
4 Lament for the Old Sword
5 Fiona MacLaren
Captain Oldfield
MacLeod's March
I am a Young Man
Bonawa Highlanders
6 Craig 'n' Darroch
Major Manson
Bob of Fettercairn
The Piper's Bonnet
The Rejected Suitor

7 Yankee Hornpipe
Morag MacDonald
Iain MacLaren
Helen Frater
John Paterson's Mare
The Warming of the Fingers
8 Munro's Salute
9 Ceilidh section: on pipes and electric piano
The Piper's Cave
The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar
Orange and Blue
The Deil Amang the Tailors
10 The Glen is Mine
11 Sleep Dearie Sleep

James Scott Skinner


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His Life and Achievement. A selection from his work played by Hebbie Gray who also provides the linking commentary.


  1. The Laird o Drumblair

  2. Start of narrative

  3. Mackenzie Hay – The Spey in Spate

  4. Narrative continued

  5. The Countess o Crawford (Peter Milne)

  6. Narrative continued

  7. Scott Skinner’s Compliments to Dr MacDonald – The Miller o Hirn – Angus Campbell

  8. Narrative continued

  9. Hector the Hero

  10. King Robert the Bruce – The Laird o Thrums

  11. Narrative continued

  12. The Bonnie Lass o Bon-Accord

  13. Narrative continued

  14. The Marquis o Huntly’s Farewell – The Marquis o Tullibardine (John Crear)

  15. Narrative continued

  16. Bovaglies Plaid

  17. Narrative continued

  18. Craigellachie Bridge – Deil amang the Tailors

  19. Narrative continued

  20. Mrs Scott Skinner – Bonny Banchory

  21. Narrative continued

  22. John MacFadyen o Melfort

  23. Narrative continued

  24. The Cradle Song

  25. Narrative continued

  26. The Mathematician – Lady Millicent’s Favourite

  27. Narrative continued

  28. The Duke o Fife’s Welcome to Deeside – Forbes Morrison – Scott Skinner

  29. Narrative continued

  30. The Fallen Chief

  31. Narrative continued

  32. The Duchess Tree

  33. Narrative continued

  34. Our Highland Queen

  35. Narrative continued

  36. Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of His Second Wife

  37. Narrative continued

  38. D. Morison’s Seven Thistles – John Abrach Mackay – The Apple Tree

  39. The Cradle Song - reprise