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 »

Anxo Lorenzo Band

Anxo Lorenzo is a virtuoso award-winning Galician piper who has toured extensively throughout the major European festival circuit, having featured in WOMAD, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Festival lnterceltique de Lorient, Festival do Mundo Celta de Ortigueira, Schottish Weekend, William Kennedy Piping Festival, to name but a few. His exceedingly high octane, mesmerizing performances have… Read more »

Assynt

‘Assynt’ are a new folk trio featuring David Shedden (pipes/whistles), Graham Mackenzie (fiddle) and Innes White (guitar/mandolin). 2018 sees the release of their debut album ‘Road to the North’, predominantly complied of self penned tunes recorded at Oak Ridge Studios with Scott Wood. Individually, the band has worked with the Grit Orchestra, Heidi Talbot, John… Read more »

Eriska

Eriska is a six-piece Glasgow-based folk band established in 2016. The band’s line up includes members from the traditional music, jazz, and classical courses at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The members draw upon their disparate backgrounds and combine rock, jazz and folk styles to create a unique sound using both traditional tunes and band… Read more »

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band

The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band is one of the leading pipe bands in the world, and the most influential and successful pipe band from Northern Ireland ever. Led by Pipe Major Richard Parkes MBE, Pipe Sergeant Alastair Dunn and Drum Sergeant Keith Orr, the band has won every major championship title available, including ten… Read more »

Hamish Napier

Hamish Napier is originally from Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands. For over a decade he has been an integral part of Glasgow’s vibrant folk music scene, whilst also touring in Europe and North America with Scottish folk quartet Back of the Moon(‘Folk Band of the Year 2005’ MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards). Gaining degrees… Read more »

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… Read more »

Johnstone Pipe Band

Johnstone Pipe Band are under the leadership of Pipe Major Keith J Bowes, Pipe Sergeant Douglas Campbell and Leading Drummer Leslie Galbraith. They have made a rapid ascend to grade one winning the Worlds in grade 3a in 2014 and the Worlds in grade 2 in 2015 and 2016. They have a successful feeder system… 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 »

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 »