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By John T. MacKenzie

The memoirs of John T. MacKenzie display a really amazing guy: a hugely revered authority on highland piping with a dedication to culture and excellence in performance.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, John T. used to be a scholar of piping at age 9. Enlisted within the Scots Guards, he observed lively provider within the conflict zones of North Africa, participated within the Liberation of Norway and used to be later published to lively responsibility within the Malaysian jungle. John T. MacKenzie bears own witness to the horrors and valour of conflict. all through, his devotion to highland piping remained, and continues to be, within the vanguard of his life.

Appointed own piper to the Royal family in 1946, John T. MacKenzie has piped at quite a few ceremonial occasions in Europe and North the USA. His recruitment as a Pipe significant to the Royal Canadian Air strength in 1952 introduced him to Canada, and eventually to Glengarry County, the place his contributions to piping are legendary.

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