CALEDONIAN SOCIETY AND BAGPIPE MUSIC.
TO THE EDITOB.
Sik, —I truat it will not be deemed inopportune at this time to suggest to the Executive Committee of the Caledonian Society the propriety of appointing some gentlemen gifted with a slight knowledge of music to act as judges of pibrochs, marches, strathspeys, and reels at their approaching annual gathering; at least, gentlemen who can interpret the complicated, yet pathetic, melodies of Old Caledonia. There scarcely can be anything more disheartening to any man who deservedly professes to be a musician than to be adjudged by a triad who —as the case has happened in the history of the society—are absolutely innocent of any knowledge of the Bimple elementary principles of music. This, which can be shown to your numerous readers, is an ipso facto, and requires no comment from me. It may be presumed as almost quite possible that the opening of the Exhibition will attract a lot of good pipers from our own as well as the sister colonies, who, depend upon it, will compete at the next gathering. The society should therefore appoint competent judges of bagpipe music, in order to avoid a repetition of last New Year's judging. They should also deem it necessary to appoint competent judges for the dancing—such, for instance, as Mr James Murray, sen., the oldest and beet dancer in the colonies, or others I could mention.—l am, etc., Caledokia. Danedin, October 24.
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CALEDONIAN SOCIETY AND BAGPIPE MUSIC., Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889
CALEDONIAN SOCIETY AND BAGPIPE MUSIC. Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889
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