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Alex Gandy

Alex Gandy

Alex began piping at age ten and had the good fortune of family for very high level instruction; his father Bruce Gandy, his mother Beverley Gandy (played with the 78th Fraser Highlanders in the 80’s) and his grandfather Ronnie Rollo. As a member of Field Marshal Montgomery he helped the band take 6 major prizes… including a World Championship in 2007 ...
Armagh Pipers Club

Armagh Pipers Club

Armagh Pipers Club is a multi-instrumental group including vocalists playing uilleann pipes, flute, fiddle, banjo, whistle, harp, guitar and bass. They are all tutors in Armagh Pipers Club which teaches traditional music to 280 pupils weekly in 49 classes. The club will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2016. Niall  Hanna: Guitar/Vocal Fintan Mulholland: Uilleann pipes/ Flute/ bodhran Conor Mallon: Uilleann pipes/ Whistle Caolán Hendron: Banjo Conor Murphy: Guitar Aíne Mallon: Fiddle/vocals Emma Robinson: Flute/whistle Emer Mallon: Harp/Flute Méabh ...
Balázs Istvánfi duo

Balázs Istvánfi Duo

Balázs Istvánfi and Balázs Vizeli bring the sound of Hungary to Piping Live! This concert is based on Bela Bartok's 100 year old collection which has been recorded in several counties of Old Hungary. The performance gives a selection of this music, and focuses around the ancient shepherd melodies and historical tunes. A revival of the bagpipe-violin duo which nowadays is much ...
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Belgian Blend Pipe Band

The Belgian Blend Pipe Band was formed in 2003 and is a merger between the former Kempen Area Pipe Band and Antwerp & District. The band competed several times in 2004 culminating in a 1st place at the Pipe Band Championships in Alden Biesen. Since then, the band gathered an impressive record in various competitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and even Scotland, where after ...
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Bellón Maceiras Duo

The BellónMaceiras Duo was formed in the spring of 2005 with the hopes of making an underdeveloped niche of the musical world more accessible—the bagpipes and the accordion—as these are two instruments representative of our Galician culture. One of the priorities of the duo is to assemble a suitable and diverse repertoire of music that captures their versatile nature. The two members of the duo ...
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Borja Baragaño

Borja Baragaño on asturian pipes, uilleann pipes, flutes and Ruben Bada on bouzouki are going to perform Asturian music mostly but also Irish, Scottish, Breton, Swedish and Bulgarian. Their repertoire is based in Baragaño´s latest album, “Where I could go”, which was published in October ´14 Borja was born in Mieres, Asturies and he started at 4 ...
CAllum Armstrong

Callum Armstrong

Callum Armstrong studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, from 2009 to 2013 under Philip Thorby, Rebecca Miles and Dan Laurin. He won the Beryl Maggs’ Prize for recorder playing consecutively for 3 years, as well as the Silver Medal Prize for Early Music is 2013. Over the last 3 years, Callum has been working with pipe maker ...
Canterbury Caledonian

Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band

The Canterbury Caledonian Society is New Zealand's Premier Grade One Pipe Band. The band has a proud history of performing at the highest level, as well as developing the future through our junior bands. The "Cale" was formed in 1902. After a few meetings, and gaining approval from the Canterbury Caledonian Society, the Band held its first practice on 8 ...
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Catamount Pipe Band

Catamount Pipe Band is a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to the promotion of and education in Celtic Music and Culture. Established in 2001, Catamount has grown from a small group of folks that wanted to start a band, to a ever changing group of musicians and band enthusiasts that are drawn from every corner of Vermont and New England, as ...
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Columbia Regional Pipe Band

The Columbia Regional Pipe Band is made up of pipers and drummers from all over the United States Pacific Northwest: members are currently from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The band was formed in 2011 by members of the Desert Thistle Pipe Band from Kennewick, Washington, and a number of pipers from Portland, Oregon; the band played its first competition at the 2011 Spokane Highland ...
Dartmouth Pipe Band

Dartmouth & District Pipe Band

The Dartmouth & District organization currently consists of two competition bands, a parade and performance band, and a well-established bagpipe and drumming school. The grade three band, the top-level band, is lead by Pipe Major Scott Long. The goal of the grade three band is to refine skills and develop players as a group to compete and perform at a higher standard while playing ...
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Douglas Murray

Born in 1973 in St Andrews, Fife, Douglas started learning the chanter at the age of 6 initially taught by his father followed bu a gifted teacher in St Andrews called Bert Baron. Douglas was then under the instruction of the late Donald McPherson who taught him Piobaireachd for 18 years. It was at this time that Douglas was introduced to pipe bands and in the early years played ...
Fergus Muirhead

Fergus Muirhead

Fergus Muirhead has acted as the Master of Ceremonies for the Piping Live Festival in Glasgow since its inception. He has also compered events at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh and he is regularly involved in concerts featuring the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland at home and overseas. He is an experienced Writer and Broadcaster and appears regularly ...
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Finlay MacDonald and Chris Stout

Chris Stout and Finlay MacDonald have enjoyed performing together for over fifteen years. This album is a perfect musical snapshot of thier ongoing work togother, exporing the unique relationship between the pipes and the fiddle. Much of the music has come from the pipe tradition, however melodies composed by both performers also feature in the album. Chris and Finlay are on ...
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Flook

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breathtaking sound of the groundbreaking band Flook. This group possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. Flook's ability to weave sheer musical magic from these seemingly ...
Fred Morrison

Fred Morrison

Fred Morrison is widely regarded as one of the greatest Scottish pipers alive today. His performances on the Highland, bellows blown and uilleann pipes and on the low whistle have taken the world music scene by storm. His approach is firmly rooted in the musical tradition of the Hebridean islands of Scotland but he constantly pushes the boundaries, creating a fresh ...
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John McDonald

Best known in the piping world for his documentary, On The Day: The Story of the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band, which premiered at Piping Live! in 2009, John has now returned with his latest film, Pipes & Sticks on Route 66. The 103-minute documentary follows pipers Willie McCallum, Stuart Liddell and Angus MacColl and drummers Jim Kilpatrick and Mike Cole as they take ...
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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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Kamloops Pipe Band

The Kamloops Pipe Band Society's Pipe Major is Scot Kortegaard, and our lead tip is Andrew Robertson. We formed the Kamloops Pipe Band Society in the late 1960's from the Legion Pipe Band. Bob Gallaher was the pipe major in the 1970's when they went to Scotland to the world championships, and previously won the North American Pipe Band Championships ...
Levack Stewart Irving

Levack | Stewart | Irving

Levack Stewart Irving is the combined forces of Ali Levack (Pipes and Whistles), Charlie Stewart (Fiddle) and Craig Irving (Guitar). The band brings together three of Glasgow's brightest young folk musicians to create a sound where improvisation is key but always with a grounding in the traditional. Ali Levack has been immersed in Scottish traditional music ...
Lord Selkirk

Lord Selkirk RFM Pipe Band

The Lord Selkirk RFM Pipe Band is a well-known Canadian Grade 4 youth band with a distinguished history introducing generation after generation of young pipers and drummers to Scotland’s musical heritage. Established in 1957, the band has had a few name changes over the years, including the Lord Selkirk District Boy Scout Pipe Band, the Lord Selkirk Boy Scout Pipe Band, The Lord ...
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 ...
LBPS

Lowland and Border Pipers Society

The Society was formed in 1983 by a group of enthusiasts who were interested in reviving the bagpipes of the Scottish lowlands and border region. These pipes are bellows-blown with their drones issuing from a common stock, and have been played in Scotland since at least the 17th Century. Over recent years, the Society has grown from being a group ...
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MacKenzie Caledonian Pipe Band

The band, MacKenzie Caledonian, or The Mac Cals as they are informally referred to, is a long established organisation based in the city of Dundee. The band, or bands, comprises of the adult band and a juvenile section which acts as a feeder band for the adult band. The Mac Cals were originally two separate bands; the MacKenzie Pipe Band and the Caledonian Pipe ...
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Maeve MacKinnon

Twice nominated for Gaelic Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Maeve Mackinnon is a former Associate Artist for the National Theatre of Scotland and remains one of the youngest artists whose debut solo album featured in the Classic Albums series at Celtic Connections 2008. Recent forays into composition, theatre and broadcasting have been augmented with involvement in an array of diverse ...
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Matt MacIsaac

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Matt was exposed to and surrounded by piping at a very early age. Starting formal lessons at the age of 10 he quickly became a dominant competitor in both amateur and professional events, winning consistently. He was fortunate to have had crucial foundation lessons with Dr. Angus MacDonald, John Walsh, and Scott MacAulay amongst others. ...
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Mick O’Brien

Mick O’Brien is a highly regarded performer and teacher of the uniquely Irish Uilleann pipes. At the age of nine, Mick started learning the pipes in the famous Thomas Street Pipers club in Dublin, which was also a meeting house for musicians from all over the country. As a performer, Mick has broadcast on TV and radio extensively both as a soloist and with various artists ...
Midlothian

Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band

The Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band was founded in 1975 in the Village of Midlothian, Illinois (USA) with the aim of creating Chicago's first truly competitive pipe band. The band experienced a storied rise from Grade 4 to Grade 1 while ultimately remaining a perennial contender in Grade 2 throughout the US and Canada. The founders, Ian Swinton and Jim Sim, shepherded in the ...

Molifonia

The new ensemble follows the footsteps of the former Ecletnica Pagus group which performed at 2008 and 2010 Piping Live and shows again the attempt by Piero Ricci to give the Zampogna (the ancient Italian bagpipe) a leading part in a wider musical scene playing the instrument in a quite different musical environment. The group choose Molifonia as its name melting the name ...
NZ Police

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 the Royal 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 overseas. It performs at Police, civic events and local community ...
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North Stratton Pipe Band

The North Stratton Pipe Band was founded in 2014 under Pipe Major Hugh Armstrong, Pipe Sergeant Rob McRae, and Lead Drummer Michael Hansen. The band are based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Pipers P/M Hugh Armstrong P/S Rob McRae Collin Quarrie Philip Yamkovy Kevin Thompson Jesse Wiebe Jay Haverstock Lorin Kirchner Eric Decorby Pat Edgar-Brown Sandy Kirby Curtis Boyd John Stewart Trevor MacIssac Tyler Mackay David McLean Tyler Steinke Drummers D/S Michael ...
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Patrick Molard and Yves Berthou

Born in 1951 in Saint-Malo in North Brittany, Patrick started playing the pipes at the age of 14 in his local bagad in 1965. Two years later, he joined the An Ere Pipe Band from Rennes under the direction of Jakez Pincet, his first Pìobaireachd instructor, who introduced him to Robert U.Brown, one of the Queen’s pipers at Balmoral Castle. Later, ...
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Scotia Glenville Pipe Band

The Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band is a competitive Grade 3 band based in New York’s Capital District. Drawing members from all over New York, New Jersey, and New England the band is a major competitive force in the Eastern United States. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2016, the Scotia-Glenville Pipe Band realizes its motto: “Excellence through Music ...
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Scott Wood Band

Bursting on to the Scottish Music scene at the 2014 Celtic Connections Festival Club, the bagpipe-driven Scott Wood Band are set to debut their explosively energetic live show at HebCelt this summer. The band was developed from the critically acclaimed Scott Wood Trio, who were nominated for ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ at the MG Alba Scots Trad ...
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Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band @ Malaysia Sikh Band

The Sri Dasmesh Pipe Band @ Malaysia Sikh Band is the only Sikh band in South East Asia and one of the elite few Sikh bands in the world. The idea of creating a Sikh Pipe Band was born way back in 1988. We wanted to give the Sikh community and also Malaysian's something to be proud of and something ...
St Andrews College

St Andrew’s College Pipe Band

St Andrew’s College is a co-educational independent school located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Pipe Band at the College has 90 years of history and tradition behind it, since the first band was founded by the College in 1919. Over the years, many highlights and successes have been recorded. In 2007 the St Andrew’s College Pipe Band made history as the ...
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Stirling and District Schools Pipe Band

In 1978 plans to establish the first ever schools pipe band in the Stirling area was first discussed by two experienced and enthusiastic pipe band tutors John McKail and Hugh Wilson. Shortly afterwards a meeting was held with the then Director of Education Ian Collie and Assistant Director of Education Willie Ross plus a group of enthusiastic parents who between them ...
Stuart Highlanders

Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band

The Stuart Highland Pipe Band was founded in 1964 under the auspices of the First Parish Church in Bedford, Massachusetts. The members initially explored forming a banjo band, but gave up the idea when they realized it would be hard to procure the necessary instruction. A parishioner of Scottish descent suggested they mine the rich Celtic pockets the Boston area provided ...
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Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and ...
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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo will bring a selection of their 2015 performers to George Square. From its early days, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been an international favourite.Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. Each year's Tattoo is very much a 'global gathering' ...
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The Pipe Band Club

The Pipeband Club (PBC) is a leading competitive pipe band based in Sydney, Australia. PBC has a relatively short but rich history of competing in all grades of solo and band competitions, both domestically and abroad, and draws members from not only New South Wales, but many parts of Australia and even overseas. Amongst our past results, the band boasts ...
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The Power of Lemania Pipe Band

The Power of Lemania Pipe Band was born in May 2014 on the shores of lake Geneva. The project was created by local experienced pipers and drummers. The target was to develop and promote the piping and drumming at its highest possible level in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The band was recently registered in G3A by the music board of the RSPBA. But the adventure is more than ...
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The Scott Wood Trio

Formed in the summer of 2012 for the Piping Live! Festival, The Scott Wood Trio are an energetic and dynamic band, with driving tunes and innovative arrangements. With a wealth of personal musical experiences behind them, the trio combines together with a mixture of pipes/whistle, fiddle and guitar to create a tight, powerful and youthful live sound. “The most exciting new ...
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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, the son of Scottish immigrants ...
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Wendy MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond

Seinn reflects the great love and respect that Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac have for Nova Scotia tradition, and for each other. The record achieves a delicate balance between the musical sensibilities of two artists, showcasing traditional and original compositions among the melancholy of Gaelic song and the joy of fiddle tunes. Some of the material was learned from ...
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West Lothian Schools Pipe Band

West Lothian Schools Novice Juvenile Pipe Band was formed in late 2011 and started competing in 2012. 2013 saw the band crowned ‘Best Schools Pipe Band’ at the Cowal Championships as well as gaining 2nd place in the Championship. The band have been working hard under their piping instructor Gordon Bruce and drumming instructor David Ross. This hard work resulted in ...