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Andy May

Andy May

Andy started to learn the pipes in the late eighties, having been introduced to the instrument by father Stan. He learned to play from Roland Lofthouse and Adrian Schofield, and from studying the recordings of Billy Pigg and Tom Clough. Through the 90s Andy entered many piping competitions and studied music at the University of York with the pipes as ...
Angus MacColl

Angus MacColl

Angus MacColl hails from Benderloch near Oban. He comes from an illustrious piping familyand is the Great Grand Nephew of the legendary John MacColl. Angus has a tremendous track record in competitive piping. In 1992 he won the Gold Medal at Inverness and in 1996 he won the Gold Medal at Oban. The year 2000 was a memorable year for ...
Angus Nicolson Trio

Angus Nicolson Trio

'With their debut album 'Lasses That Baffle Us' being released to critical acclaim last year the Angus Nicolson Trio is one of the freshest and most energetic acts coming onto the folk scene today. Being from the Isle of Skye and Glenelg, their music is very highland orientated but with clever and contemporary backing from Andrew MacPherson on Percussion and ...
Armagh Pipers Club

Armagh Pipers Club

Armagh Pipers Club was founded in 1966, and has just celebrated 48 years of musical activity in the Armagh area. Dedicated to the development of traditional music, the Club has achieved worldwide acclaim, particularly for its innovative music education programme. APC has been in the forefront of producing teaching materials since the 1970s. Initially set up to promote the playing ...
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Bagad Cap Caval

Bagad Cap Caval was created in 1984 by Denis Daniel in Plomeur (south west of Brittany) and started competing that year. After many titles in Grade 4 , 3 & 2, Cap Caval was promoted to Grade 1 in 1996 and has been very successful in the top Breton grade since, finishing second overall in 2004 & 2007 and winning ...
Calum MacCrimmon

Calum MacCrimmon

Calum’s piping career began in Edmonton, Canada at the age of 9 under the instruction of Pipe Major Arnie Stone. In ‘91 Calum and his family moved to Monifieth (just up the road from Dundee) where his feelings for traditional Scottish music deepened and an all-too-commonly seen bagpipers obsession soon took hold. Having gained his BA Honours degree in Scottish Music, ...
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Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band

The Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band is based in Christchurch, in the South Island, New Zealand. The Pipe Band was formed in 1902 and is one of New Zealand’s premier Grade 1 pipe bands. Today the Canterbury Caledonian Society oversees 4 pipe bands, a Highland dancing section and a Scottish Country dancing section. The Canterbury Caledonian Society’s Pipe Band has a strong ...
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Carreg Lafar

Carreg Lafar is a Welsh language folk band, active in the Welsh traditional music scene for twenty years. The name means speaking stone or an echo stone. The band’s blend of traditional and contemporary folk has changed many people's view of traditional Welsh music, with passionate and lively performances and "a dense flurry of vocals, fiddle, pibgorn, flute and guitar" ...
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Daimh Mor Big Band

Piping live sees the ever exuberant Gaelic champions Dàimh swell to an 11 piece extravaganza, thus creating the ultimate Pibroch Party atmosphere. Those already accustomed to the band will be familiar with the charging Pipe and Fiddle led assault from Cape Bretoner Angus MacKenzie and Californian Gabe McVarish with powerhouse Gaelic songs from Griogair Labhruidh and dexterous backing from Ross Martin and ...
Darren Maclean

Darren MacLean

Gaelic Singer Darren Maclean from Roag near Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye has been singing since he was very young and by the age of 5 he had won his first competition. When he left school Darren went to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow where he completed a degree in traditional Scottish music. ...
Finlay MacDonald & Chris Stout

Finlay MacDonald & Ross Martin

Finlay started piping at the age of ten with tuition from his father, Pipe Major Iain MacDonald of the Neilston and District Pipe Band.With Neilston Pipe Band he has travelled World Wide playing at concerts and festivals as far a field as Japan, China, Russia and all over Europe. After 3 years studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and ...
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Hamish Napier and Marc Duff Duo

Originally from  Grantown-on-Spey in the Scottish Highlands Hamish Napier moved to Glasgowfor the music scene while studying Physics and Music at university. He has been teaching music for over a decade: privately, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland,The University of Strathclyde and at music schools and festivals worldwide. Hamish also toured ...

Havanti

Havanti takes inspiration from different aspects of music to create a distinct and diverse sound. As seen on BBC One's Hogmanay Live, and multiple times on BBC Alba, frontman James Harper is an energetic performer with a lot of passion. To date James Harper has performed with Phill Cunningham, Rab Noakes, Emma Pollock, Ally Bain, Breabach, Gordon Walker, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, ...
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Inveraray and District Pipe Band

In 2003, renowned piper Stuart Liddell took up a new position teaching piping in schools in the Mid Argyll area. He had always had a vision that Inveraray might one day have a pipe band again, the previous Inveraray Pipe Band having disbanded in the late 1930s. In September 2003, the Inveraray Piping Project was born. With the assistance of local ...
Jack Lee

Jack Lee

For 30 years, Jack Lee has been regarded as one of the world’s leading pipers. His accomplishments as a solo piper, pipe band leader and teacher cause him to be in great demand as a performer and teacher throughout the world. As a Solo Piper, Jack has won all the top awards available... The Gold Medal (Inverness and Oban, Scotland) The Gold Clasp ...
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Julien Cartonnet

Julien Cartonnet is from the Morvan, a landscape in eastern France. He has been playing the bagpipes since he was 9 years old. His playing is heavily influenced Raphael Thiéry - and since the 2000 by the Irish Uilleann Pipe, whose stylistics he integrated into his traditional centrally French style.  In 2012 he won  1st prize in the concours in Chateau d'Ars and in ...
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L.A. Scots Pipe Band

The Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band, known more commonly as the LA Scots, is a competitive Grade One pipe band based in Orange County, California. The band won the 1997 World Pipe Band Championships in Grade 2. In 1999, the band proved itself as a contender in the future by placing Eleventh in a field of twenty-five in the Band's ...
Lorne MacDougall

Lorne MacDougall

Three time BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the year finalist, Lorne MacDougall is one of Scotland’s leading young pipers. Born and brought up in Carradale, in the piping stronghold of Kintyre Lorne was awarded a BA in Scottish Music - Piping at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 2005 and has performed at many local ...
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Michael Vereno

Michael Vereno is an Austrian born piper who plays the bock. At the beginning of the 20th century, although there is evidence that hurdy gurdies survives, bagpipes seemed to have no longer been played in Austria. A 10 year old Vereno visited Scotland with his mother where he fell in love with the pipes and returned regularly to be tutored ...
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New Zealand Police Pipe Band

The New Zealand Police Pipe Band is a seven-time winner of the New Zealand grade one championships.  The Band is based at theRoyal New Zealand Police College, 20 minutes north of Wellington.  The Band is comprised of forty police and civilian members from around New Zealand, with guest players from ...
Niall Vallely

Niall Vallely

Niall Vallely learned his music the old-fashioned way - from his parents Brian and Eithne, who founded the Armagh Pipers’ Club. On concertina Niall shows a fearless exploration of the instruments undiscovered capabilities and has helped redefine its role in Irish music.  Over the years he has developed a unique approach to playing the instrument that was initially influenced by his ...
Paddy Keenan

Paddy Keenan

Paddy Keenan was born in Trim, Co. Meath, to John Keenan, Sr. of Westmeath and the former Mary Bravender of Co. Cavan. The Keenans were a Travelling family steeped in traditional music; both Paddy’s father and grandfather were uilleann pipers. Paddy himself took up the pipes at the age of ten, playing his first major concert at the Gaiety Theatre, ...
Gordon Walker

Pipe Major Gordon Walker

Gordon was taught piping by the late Pipe Major David Kay. When he came of age he joined The British Army, enlisting into The Royal Highland Fusiliers. Studying under Pipe Major Iain M. Morrison, Captain John A. MacLellan and Captain Andrew Pitkeathly and passed his Pipe Major's certificate with Distinguished Honours at Edinburgh Castle. Competitive successes ...
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Rakish Paddy

Rakish Paddy Blues is an audio-visual extravaganza which was originally commissioned in 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh. Brothers Niall, Cillian and Caoimhin Vallely join forces with poet Gearoid Mac Lochlainn and a host of special guests from the world of piping to present a concert of original ...
Ro:Toro

Ro:Toro

The group is called RO:TORO, a blend of the Estonian words for reed and pipe. Just as the group mixes two bagpipes, saxophone and water-drums. Ro:toro play traditional Estonian melodies with a female piper, an improvising saxophonist, electric guitar and a mad percussionist who plays plastic bowls on a waterbed. The group works with traditional bagpipe tunes which also inspire its original ...
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Skipinnish

Andrew and Angus met while studying at the former R.S.A.M.D in Glasgow. They soon discovered they had a similar passion for authentic traditional Scottish music and by early 1999 The Skipinnish Ceilidh Band was established. Since then Skipinnish have never looked back going from strength to strength, achieving the title of 'Scottish Ceilidh Dance Band of the Year' in 2009. Skipinnish ...
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Stefce Stojkovski

Born in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, Stefce Stojkovski was brought up in the musical tradition of his country. His father and grandfather, both musicians who played with traditional ensembles, passed on their passions to him at a very early age and encouraged him to cultivate his taste for wind instruments. By the age of seven, Stefce had already made a ...
Tejedor

Tejedor

In 1995, the three siblings José Manuel, Javier and Eva Tejedor begin a new phase in their musical career. After more than a decade of total devotion to Asturian Traditional Music and earning more than twenty awards and prizes from participation in competitions, both national and international, Tejedor began composing new pieces for their repertoire, as their albums consist mainly ...
78th Fraser Highlanders

The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band

The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band is a grade one competitive band that has excelled in both competitive and performance circles since its debut in 1982.  Led since 2011 by Pipe Major Doug MacRae, the band is renowned throughout the world for its competitive resilience and cutting-edge musical innovation. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, its members hail from across Canada ...
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The Kyle Warren Band

Three time World Champion piper Kyle Warren is a member of the 2011 and 2013 ‘Grand Slam’ Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.  Kyle is also a member of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and has toured world-wide performing to thousands of people and now, primarily, he is in demand internationally as a bagpipe tutor. Releasing his debut album ‘Wanted’ back ...
Mischa Mcpherson Trio

The Mischa MacPherson Trio

Hailing from Scotland's beautiful and remote highlands and islands, The Mischa Macpherson Trio are a stunning new band to look out for. This year has already seen them scoop the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award to add to their prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award in January. From a very young age the trio unearthed an enjoyment in creating music which ...
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Toronto Police Pipe Band

As ambassadors of both the Toronto Police Service and the City of Toronto, the band is dedicated to playing good music well and to help bring the ancient sounds of the pipes and drums to citizens of Toronto – and the world. The Toronto Police Pipe Band was formed in 1912 under the direction of Pipe-Major Thomas Ross and the band ...
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Vale of Atholl Pipe Band

The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band comprises of three pipe bands, playing at Grade 1, Grade 3A and Grade 4B levels. Under the leadership of Pipe Major Adrian Cramb our Grade 1 band draws membership from across Scotland. It has significantly expanded in numbers over the past year, attracting a wide range of new pipers and drummers drawn by the exciting ...