New and Updated August 2019!
This collection contains 27 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 were been fully corrected in the 2017 edition, and in this newly revised 2019 edition, seven tunes have been added from other sources t make this a complete collection of Donald's known tunes.
The updated collection is printed on heavy, coated stock, with staple binding.. 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. There is also a Preface to this edition, prepared by his daughters, Susan and Fiona MacLeod.
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.