Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Flowers of the Forest

One of the great pipers of the last century - or perhaps any century - died last week. John D. Burgess was hospitalized two weeks ago and died on Wednesday last. His obituary with a short (and knowledgeable) appreciation can be found here.

The College of Piping is devoting its July web-radio programme to him. (And, yes, it does cut off early. The fault is not with your computer.) The information can be found here. The piper in the oval picture is John D. Note the red velvet bag cover, the scarlet waistcoat and the scarlet trimmed regulation doublet. The "D" stood for dapper. God rest his soul.