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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 25Donald MacLeod’s “Knightswood Ceilidh” gets 3rd prize in composing contest; Hector MacLean wins with “The Knightswood Highlanders,” 1949. John D. Burgess gives recital in Copenhagen for Copenhagen Winter Competition, 1979.
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TIP OF THE DAY When competing, play to your strengths, not your weaknesses. It’s useless to play ‘Susan MacLeod’ if you are not able to make strong clear darados. Steer clear of the ‘Atholl Cummers’ if you can’t make F doublings. Concentrate on tunes that allow you to show off the best of your finger technique. Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh