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Request Songs and Stories will be sung and told by CRUÉ DAVIDSON and HOWARD LOCKHART , and Charlie will read ' Lindisfarne, a Holy Isle', by A. F. MCCOUBREY


Unknown: Howard Lockhart
Unknown: A. F. McCoubrey


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Fishing Bulletin

: Next Week You'll Hear

Excerpts from programmes for the week beginning August 4

: A Recital of Tunes for the Oboe, and Tunes for the Chanter

Pipe-Major WILLIAM ROSS (chanter)
This unusual type of programme should appeal to those who do not often hear the oboe and chanter played as individual instruments. Pipe-Major Ross, of course, is probably the best known piper in Scotland and always receives a heavy mail of appreciation when his programme is relayed to Empire. He was born in 1879 and learned to play the pipes from his father and mother, both of whom were skilful players. In 1896 he enlisted in the Scots Guards and served in the South African War, for which he holds the Queen Victoria and Edward VII medals. In the Great War Pipe-Major Ross served with his battalion from the beginning until 1918, when he was invalided out of the service. He now runs a school of army pipers in Edinburgh Castle. He held the title of Champion all-round Piper of Scotland for four successive years, a record entitling him to the MacDonald Shield. He was seven times winner of the Championship Gold Clasp at Inverness and eight times of the Lochaber Gold Medal with six clasps. He has also published a book of pipe tunes.


Oboe: Pipe-Major William Ross

: Two of Everything

A Variety of Pairs performing
Syncopated piano duets
Guitar duets
Tin Whistle duets
Bagpipe duets •
Fiddle duets
Syncopated duets for male voices Scots duets for female voices and A sketch for two men
(From Aberdeen)


Weather Forecast and News


(Regional Programme, Seepage 55)

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