This double album features 20 tracks of the piping of Pipe Major William MacLean, who was born of a Raasay family living in Tobermory, Isle of Mull. He went on to win many piping prizes, including the Argyllshire Star at Oban (1898), the Inverness Champion’s Gold Medal of The Highland Society of London (1901), The Highland Society of London Champions Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at Oban (1912) and the Inverness Ex-Champion’s Class (1913). He also won prizes for March, Strathspey and Reel. He became PIpe Major of The 5th Camerons (Lochiel) Highlanders during World War 1. Disc: 1 InterviewThe Finger Lock, Donald Of Laggan, Lament For The Laird Of Annapool, The Desperate Battle, Catherine’s Lament, The Old Woman’s Lullaby – Canntaireachd, The Old Woman’s Lullaby, MacLeod’s Salute& The King’s Taxes. Disc: 2: Lament For Donald Dougal MacKay, Cill Chriosd, MacLeod Of Raasay’s Salute, The Battle Of Vaternish, The Gathering Of Clan Chattan, The Earl Of Seaforth’s Salute, Duntroon’s Salute, The Unjust Incarceration, Lament For Patrick Og MacCrimmon & Too Long In This Condition.
William Maclean – Pibroch (Scottish Tradition Series Vol 10) [CDx2]