Lorne MacDougall seems to be the go-to guy when the TV or movie industry want bagpipes on a soundtrack. He is amassing a long list of credits from the likes of Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, BBC and ITV, with his music adding to the soundtracks of Brave, How to Train Your Dragon, Doctor Who, Thunderbirds Are Go, The Sea Beast, McDonald and Dodds, Finding ‘Ohana, Disney Park’s Harmonious as well as a folk trio for BBC One forensic drama Silent Witness.
He studied for a BA in Scottish Traditional Music – Bagpipes at the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama in Glasgow, graduating with honours in 2005. He toured for five years with the Tannahill Weavers all over Europe and the US, has produced music on all the albums from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, and worked with many traditional music projects, bands and artists adding his music on Highland pipes, Border pipes, smallpipes and whistles.
John Mulhearn interviews Lorne on various topics including a project to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The National Piping Centre. Also in this episode, Dr. Andrew Bova talks about the new online archive of material that has just been launched by The National Piping Centre which can be found here — https://archives.thepipingcentre.co.uk/ — and Helen Urquhart presents the weekly news roundup.