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Lowland and Border Pipers - History

 

Here you'll find articles on the role of pipers and their stories in the Lowland and Border regions; use the History Articles menu to search for tagged pages & Common Stock aticles.

The story of how the term ‘union pipes’ came into public use begins 225 years ago with a concert performance in London on 14 May 1788 by an Irish bellows piper named Denis Courtney..

"The etching of Old Geordie Syme appears to have been one of the earliest efforts of Kay's pencil.