Playing for Maggie

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Early this evening I made a modest musical contribution to a reception to launch the publication of a festscrift for Margaret Mackay. Kath Campbell, Gary West and myself played s set of tunes composed for Maggie by Kath, some pipe marches and tunes from the Eliza Ross (Lady D’Oyly) manuscript, one of the great unexploited great treasures of Scottish traditional music. It was great to meet so many old friends including my former academic mentor Dr Peter Cooke who shared his memories from field work with fiddlers in the 1970s. Then it was off to Glasgow…