Tag Archives: pipers

2018.12.1

Tiree Memories Calendar 2017, by Alec Walker. Includes photographs of Stewart Langley 1991, aerial view of the Co-op 1979, Kate MacDonald (Ceit Chalein) 1958, Scarinish harbour shoreside houses 1953, Ruairidh Lachainn and Domhnall Lachainn ca 1930, ferry ‘Iona’ 1991, Duncan & Margaret MacInnes 1991, Archie MacArthur (Eairdsidh Mor) and Margaret & Norman MacIvor 1990, two Regatta boats and sailors 1985, MacKinnon family at the Farmhouse in Balemartine 1924, mini cooper being loaded off ferry 1934, group of crofters at the Agricultural Show in 1968, Captain John MacDonald, ca 1970.

2017.59.1

Chanter belonging to Captain Lachlan MacPhail, Tiree and Glasgow (1889-1961), who was a great piper and writer of Gaelic poems and bagpipe tunes, and who had a pipe tune named after him. The chanter was presented to An Iodhlann by his eldest grandson on behalf of Lachlan’s three daughters Isabel, Cath and Margaret, who spent the holidays in Tiree in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 55 – Chanter

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2016.55.2

Part of a newspaper article published in around 1960 about Captain Lachlan MacPhail (Tiree and Glasgow) who was a mourner at the funeral of ‘The Man Who Never Was’ in 1943, a ruse to mislead the Germans during WWII. Lachlan MacPhail served in the Merchant Navy during WWII and was an accomplished piper and writer of pipe tunes and Gaelic poems.

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2016.55.1

Black & white photograph of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961; Tiree and Glasgow) in uniform around 1943. Lachlan MacPhail served in the Merchant Navy during WWII and was an accomplished piper and writer of pipe tunes and Gaelic poems. The popular pipe tune ‘Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree‘ was written by his friend, Peter MacFarquhar of Moss, in his memory. During WWII, Lachlan was a mourner at the funeral of ‘The Man Who Never Was’, a ruse to mislead the Germans.

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