Piping Family Histories: Suggested References

Here are references known to us pertaining to the families you might write about during your Level 8 Exam.

The MacKays of Gairloch

The MacKays of Raasay

  • The Piping Times;
    • "History and Art of Angus MacKay" (Vol 2 No 5)
    • "Northern Meeting 1871-76" (Vol 7 No 11)
    • "Champion Pipers" (Vol 4 No 2)
    • "Pages From the Past" (Vol 2 No 6)
    • "Letter to the Editor" (Vol 6 No 6)
  • Angus MacKay's Book
  • "Ceol Mor" by General Thomason
  • Piobaireachd Society Collections
  • Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor
  • "A Highlander Looks Back" A MacPherson
  • Angus MacKay's Unpublished Manuscript (Vol 1)

The MacPhersons

  • The Piping Times;
    • "Great Pipers I have known" (Vol 12 No 4)
    • "Piping Competitions 1844-59" (Vol 7 No 4)
    • "Northern Meeting 1860-70" (Vol 7 No 9)
    • "Northern Meeting 1871-76" (Vol 7 No 11)
    • "Champion Pipers" (Vol 4, series)
    • "A Highland Funeral" (Vol 12 No 8)
  • "A Highlander Looks Back" by Angus MacPherson

The Camerons

  • Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor
  • Angus MacKay's Book
  • Piping Times
    • "Pages From the Past" (Vol 2 No 6)
    • "Piping Competitions 1844-59" (Vol 7 No 4)
    • "Northern Meeting 1860-70" (Vol 7 No 9)
    • "Northern Meeting 1871-76" (Vol 7 No 11)
    • "Reminiscences of Robert Meldrum" (Vol 3 No 7)
    • "Letter to Editor" (Vol 5 No 5)
  • "Ceol Mor" by General Thomason
  • "Pipers in Peace and War", C A Malcolm
  • "A Highlander Looks Back" by Angus MacPherson

The MacArthurs

  • Angus MacKay's Book
  • Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor
  • "Ceol Mor" by General Thomason
  • Piobaireachd Society Collections (See prefaces to vols 1 and 2)
  • Newly re-published MacGregor/MacArthur manuscripts.

The MacCrimmons

  • Angus MacKay's Book
  • Kilberry Book of Ceol Mor
  • "Ceol Mor" by General Thomason
  • Piobaireachd Society Collections
  • Piping Times (numerous articles)
  • "MacCrimmons of Skye", F T MacLeod
  • "Ancient Piobaireachd," Angus MacKay
  • Donald MacDonald's Book
  • "A Highlander Looks Back" by Angus MacPherson
  • "The MacLeods," I F Grant

The MacGregors

  • Piping Times "MacGregors Pipers" (Vol 2 No 10-12)
  • Angus MacKay's Book

The MacLennans