Artists

Angus MacColl

Born in Benderloch, near Oban, Angus MacColl initially learnt the pipes from his father. He has won Gold Medals at both the Northern Meeting and Argyllshire Gathering. He has also won the former winners Clasp at the Northern Meeting, and several Ceòl Beag prizes. He currently teaches at the Oban High School. He has won… Read more »

New Zealand Police Pipe Band

Formed in 1936 as the Wellington Police Highland Pipe Band, and renamed in 1994, the New Zealand Police Pipe band celebrates its 80th year of service this year. From its original formation by a group of dedicated police officers at the Wellington South Police Station this Band is now one of the leading bands from… Read more »

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

From a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right, the past 10 years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet! They are bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a… Read more »

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton

Ross and Ali met at the Vale of Atholl pipe band when they were 12 years old. The boys were guided by one of the most influential pipers in the last 30 years Gordon Duncan. Gordon instilled a great passion in the guys for playing pipes with other instruments and they have gone on to… Read more »

RURA

Live Act of the Year at the 2015 Scots Trad Music Awards, RURA are “one of the most exciting band’s on the Scottish folk scene” (Songlines). With their second album, 2015’s Despite the Dark, accompanied by extensive UK and international touring, RURA have cemented their reputation as one of Scotland’s most powerful folk-based bands. Their… Read more »

Stuart Liddell

Stuart Liddell

Stuart Liddell, from Inveraray, started piping at the age of nine and was originally taught by his grandfather, the late Pipe Major Ronald McCallum M.B.E. He has also had tuition from Jim Henderson and Hugh MacCallum. For seven years he was a member of the Scottish Power Pipe Band thereafter joining the Simon Fraser University… Read more »

Willie McCallum

Willie McCallum is one of the foremost competing pipers in the world today. A native of Campbeltown, Kintyre, Willie has won almost every prize in solo piping and several times over. He received his main tuition from his uncles Ronald McCallum and Hugh A. McCallum and also came under the guidance of Ronald McCallum, MBE,… Read more »