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Pipe Major Donald MacLeod's Collection Volume 4
Pipe Major Donald MacLeod's Collection Volume 4

Donald MacLeod, MBE, was born in Stornoway, on Lewis, in the Scottish Hebridean Islands in 1916. He became a piper for the Seaforth Highlanders in 1937, reaching the level of pipe major after only four years. He served in France in World War II, and was taken prisoner by the Germans at St. Valery, escaped during a forced march and managed to return to the UK. In 1945, he piped his battalion across the Rhine during an assault crossing -- even though he had been forbidden to do this by his commanding officer.

During his army career, he was highly successful in piping competitions, winning numerous medals. MacLeod retired from the army in 1963 and from competition in 1966, but neither marked the completion of his piping career. He continued to give recitals in Scotland and around the world, and he provided instruction to many pipers at all levels of ability. He was awarded the Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1978 for outstanding service to piping.
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Book 4 is a Collection of Music for the Bagpipe differs from the other volumes of this series in that nearly all of the 61 tunes are MacLeod's own compositions.
  • Listed in Alphabetical order:
  • 3rd Seaforth Highlanders, The
  • Angela Mac Eachern
  • Annie Anderson
  • Archie Mac Phail
  • Atholl Cummers
  • Banks Of The Lossie, The
  • Black Isle, The
  • Bonny Breast Knot, The
  • Butter Fingers
  • Cannister, The
  • Catriona Mac Donald
  • Clachnaharry
  • Colonel J. M. Grant
  • Craig-A-Bodich
  • Cronan (A Lullaby)
  • Dalintober
  • Donald Cameron's Powder Horn
  • Dr Alexander S. Bisset Of Islay
  • Duck, The
  • Falls Of Forsy, The
  • Ferryman, The
  • Flett From Flotta
  • Geese In The Bog, The
  • Glasgow Highland Club, The
  • Glendale
  • Hail To My Country
  • Hebridean Polka, The
  • Island Lullaby
  • Jimmy Boyce's Fancy
  • Keel Row, The
  • Knightswood Celeidh, The
  • Lady Anne Mac Kenzie's Farewell
  • Laird Of Tollcross, The
  • Loch Mac Leod
  • Lochboisdale
  • Mac An Irish
  • Mac Kay Of Strathalladale
  • Malcolm Ferguson
  • Man From Skye, The~
  • Miss Dumbreck
  • Mrs Arthur Mac Kerron
  • Neil Angus Mac Donald
  • Nine Pint Cogie, The
  • Old Dirk, The
  • Persevering Lover, The
  • Pipe Major Donald Mac Lean Of Lewis
  • Pipe Major Donald Mac Leod's Farewell
  • Pipe Major George Allan
  • Piper's Polka, The
  • Primrose Hill, The
  • Reel (Traditional)
  • Road To Balquhidder, The
  • Roderick Mac Donald's Favourite
  • Shaggy Grey Buck, The
  • Stornoway Bay
  • Stornoway Hornpipe, The
  • Summer Isles, The
  • Susan Mac Leod
  • Thompson's Dirk

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