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Bassano, Alvise (d. 1554), musician and instrument maker, was presumably born in Bassano, near Venice, in the late fifteenth century, the second son of Maestro Jeronimo (d. 1539?), known as Piva (‘bagpipe’). By 1515 he was playing in Venice, and he served in ...

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Brown, Robert Urquhart (1906–1972), piper, piobaireachd player, and teacher, was born on 1 May 1906 in Strachan, Kincardineshire, son of Francis Farquharson Brown (1875–1955?) head keeper of Blackhall estate, and his wife, Margaret Dunbar (1871–1937). He was educated at Banchory Academy. He started piping at the age of eleven, and soon showed a love for piobaireachd, the classical music of the highland bagpipe. His early tutors were ...

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Cohen, Eta (1916–2012), violin teacher and author, was born on 13 March 1916 at 26 Azalea Terrace North, Sunderland, one of four daughters of Isaac Cohen, master jeweller, and his wife, Marie, née Hurwitz. Her parents were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Her father had a passion for music, and when ...

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Craxton, Janet Helen Rosemary (1929–1981), oboist and teacher, was born on 17 May 1929 at 8 Grove End Road, London, the only daughter and the youngest of the six children of (Thomas) Harold Hunt Craxton (1885–1971) and his wife, Essie May Faulkner (1890–1977)...

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Janet Helen Rosemary Craxton (1929–1981) by unknown photographer, 1960s private collection

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Craxton, (Thomas) Harold Hunt (1885–1971), pianist and teacher, was born on 30 April 1885 at 6 Dorchester Place, Marylebone, London, the first son of Thomas Robert Craxton (1858–1908), a surveyor's assistant, and his wife, Sarah Jane Hunt (1852–1905). The Craxtons originated in Northamptonshire...

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(Thomas) Harold Hunt Craxton (1885–1971) by unknown photographer, late 1960s private collection

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Eccles, Solomon (1617?–1682), musician and Quaker missionary, was probably baptized on 14 September 1617 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire, the son of Solomon Eccles. His father was a musician, but little else is known of Eccles's early life. He appears to have lived at ...

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Gillies, John MacDougall (1855–1925), player and teacher of the highland bagpipe, was born on 20 May 1855 at 126 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, eldest of the three sons of John MacDougall Gillies (b. 1825), marble polisher from Glendaruel, Argyll, and his wife, Isabella Smith (...

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MacDonald, John (1865–1953), player and teacher of the highland bagpipe, was born on 26 July 1865 in Glentruim, in the parish of Laggan, Inverness-shire, the oldest son of the three sons and three daughters of Alexander MacDonald (1834/5–1883), piper, and his wife, Jane Lamont (1840/41–1931)...

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Seumas MacNeill (1917–1996) by unknown photographer College of Piping

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MacNeill, Seumas [Seamas, James] (1917–1996), bagpiper and authority on piping, was born James McNeill on 12 September 1917 at 32 Dowanhill Street, Partick, Glasgow, the second of the three children of James McNeill (1883–1953), whose family came from the island of Gigha, and his wife, ...

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Macpherson, Malcolm (1833–1898), player and teacher of the highland bagpipe, was born on 5 December 1833 at Snizort, Isle of Skye, the son of Angus Macpherson (c.1800–c.1866), a professional piper, and his wife, Effy MacLeod of Uig in Skye...

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Meyer, Philip James (1737–1820), musician, was born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, and studied for the ministry at the protestant college there, singing in the church choir and playing the organ. After he discovered an old German harp and learned to play it, he left the college about 1757 and went to ...

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Nicol, Robert Bell (1905–1978), player and teacher of the highland bagpipe, was born on 26 December 1905 at West Lodge, Durris, Kincardineshire, the youngest of the three children of David Nicol (1861–1934), a salmon fisher from Banchory, and his wife, Mary McDonald (1862–1956)...

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Robinson, Thomas (fl. 1588–1609), musician and author, was, according to his own account, the son of a servant of William Cecil, Lord Burghley, and himself was 'sometimes servant' to Burghley's son Thomas Cecil, earl of Exeter, claiming to be a 'Student in all the seuen liberall Sciences' (...

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Ross, William Collie (1878–1966), player and teacher of the highland bagpipe, was born on 14 June 1878 at Camsorie, Kilmorack, Glen Strathfarrar, Inverness-shire, the second of the six children of Alexander Ross (b. 1854), head forester of Struy, and his wife, Mary Collie (1854–1944)...

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Sloper, Edward Hugh Lindsay (1826–1887), pianist and music teacher, was born in London on 14 June 1826. He studied the piano in London under Ignaz Moscheles until he was fourteen, and then went first to Aloys Schmitt in Frankfurt, later to Vollweiler in ...

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Verne, Mathilde (1865–1936), pianist and piano teacher, was born on 25 May 1865 at 12 Portland Street, Southampton, the second daughter and fourth child of John Evangelist Wurm (c.1828–1892) and his wife, (Marie) Sophie Niggl (c.1838–c.1883). Her parents had come from ...

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Wolpe, Katharina Petra (1931–2013), concert pianist and teacher, was born on 9 September 1931 in Grinzing, Vienna, the only child of Stefan Wolpe (1902–1972), a German-born modernist composer, and his wife, Ola, née Okuniewska (1902–1985), a Czech-born painter, both of Jewish descent. Her parents had married in 1927 but separated before she was born, and her father migrated to ...