Found! Early Copy of Donald MacLeodâ€™s Piobaireachd Album
Some time before PM Donald MacLeodâ€™s seminal piobaireachd album â€œPositively Piobaireachdâ€ become known, â€œwee Donaldâ€ tested the piping market with this early release â€œPiobaireachd & Pancakes,â€ an album of original piobaireachd inspired by Donaldâ€™s affection for a hearty pile of flapjacks. Donald developed his liking for johnnycakes on one of his many trips to the USA. It was said that only a small number of copies were pressed, sat unsold and moldering in several Glasgow record shops, and then gathered up and burned in a Hogmanay bonfire on the outskirts of Stornaway. Donald MacLeod must be smiling down upon us all for this lone copy was discovered in a long abandoned bed & breakfast on Long Island, NY as the building was being cleared for demolition. Some of the older locals remember â€œthat little Scottish manâ€ who used to stay over from time to time. They say the owner used to play the strangest bagpipe music ever for guests each morning. Guests stopped coming eventually for some unknown reason, but everyone agreed that the inn did make the most delicious pancakes.