A Noble Pursuit

Lochnagar Press LLC

Product Code: BK112266

A Noble Pursuit

The Life, Letters and Works of Pipe Major John Grant

Author: Alan Armstrong

Pipe Major John Grant (F.S.A. Scot) (1876-1961) was a gifted artist, author and amateur composer of bagpipe music who enjoyed the favour of members of the nobility including those of the Royal Family of the United Kingdom for the first half of the twentieth century.

Facts about his life were largely a mystery until music historian Alan Armstrong discovered Grant's complete works at Harvard University.

Additional resources from both the United States and Europe allowed Armstrong to flesh out this remarkable story of a farmer's son whose passion for his "native music" opened doors to acquaintances and friendships with some of the most powerful and influential members of British and Scottish Society. 


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