Andrew Wright, 1936 – 2022

0
62

The family of Andrew Wright are very sorry to say that Andrew passed away after a period of illness on October 23, 2022.

Born on December 4, 1936, Andrew won both Gold Medals in 1970 was taught mainly by Pipe Major Peter MacLeod Senior, Pipe Major Donald MacLeod and Pipe Major Bob Nicol. He was also a member of the famous Red Hackle Pipe Band under Pipe Major John Weatherstone.  

As a member of the Piobaireachd Society he served as President and highly influential member of the Music Committee.  He authored a book The General Principles of Piobaireachd: A Guide to Interpretation which met with universal praise.  In addition he served with distinction as a judge of both solo piping and pipe bands.  He was also generous with his time teaching and coaching of any piper wanting to improve their understanding and knowledge of the Highland Bagpipe and its music.  Andrew’s contribution to piping was recognised by the award to the Balvenie Medal in 2007.

A private funeral will take place in due course and it is hoped that the family’s request for privacy at this time will be understood.

Bratach Gorm competitors, 1974, L-R: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy Macgregor, Hugh McCallum, Pipe Major Angus MacDonald, Dr Jack Taylor, Kenny MacDonald and Andrew Wright.
Andrew pictured front right with the Bratach Gorm competitors in 1974. Pictured from left: Iain MacFadyen, Jimmy MacGregor, Hugh MacCallum, Pipe Major Angus MacDonald, Dr Jack Taylor, Kenny MacDonald and Andrew Wright.
From the left: Malcolm McRae, Seumas MacNeill and Andrew Wright