Interesting People

European Pipe Band Chamionships, Gourock, 2009. ©JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news

Lomond and Clyde 2009

Members of Lomond and Clyde Pipe Band at the European Pipe Band Championships, Greenock on July 25, 2009. The band members are John Smith, Scott Smart, Kyle Kennedy and Robert Sharp. There are more photos from the Europeans 09 in the link at the bottom of the page. Lomond and […]

Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Dumbarton, 2009. ©JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news

Pipe Major Don Bradford

This photo is from the Scottish Pipe Band Championships at Dumbarton, back on May 16, 2009 when the Scottish was the first major of the season. The first major of 2022 will be the British Championships at Battery Park, Greenock on May 21. Don Bradford was P/M of Strathclyde Police […]

CLASP profile: Alexander Kinkade

CLASP profile: Alexander Kinkade

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from the U.S.A., residing in the state of Ohio. Growing up in Utah, my dad played for the Galloway Highlanders, a regimental band. The band had me as its Drum Major at the age of five or six, […]

CLASP profile: Peter Allen

CLASP profile: Peter Allen

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I am from the USA. I got into piping while living in the UK. I was bored with guitar, and always loved the pipes. There was a teacher close by, so it made it doable. Now I live in Thailand. […]

Famous pipers: Andrew Pitkeathly

Famous pipers: Andrew Pitkeathly

When it comes to conversations about great pipers, Andrew Pitkeathly is sometimes overlooked, particularly by younger pipers today. A military man, he had modest competitive success: he won the Gold Medal at the 1949 Northern Meeting when a young Corporal, the same year in which he joined the Pipe Majors’ […]

Famous pipers: Dr. Roddy Ross

Famous pipers: Dr. Roddy Ross

By ANDRA NOBLE Roderick – Roddy – Sutherland Ross, who died in Grimsby, Lincolnshire on August 13, 2016, aged 95, was a well known name in piping. He was a noted piper and author of Binneas is Boreraig, the acclaimed six-volume work on the piping of Malcolm Macpherson. Roddy, pictured […]

CLASP profile: Maureen Moore

CLASP profile: Maureen Moore

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?    I grew up in Maryland and West Virginia. I currently live in western Pennsylvania. Two men from Garrett County, Maryland named Fred Thayer and Reverend John Alexander Grant introduced me to the pipes. What’s your most memorable performance you’ve taken part […]

Famous pipers: Gordon Duncan

Famous pipers: Gordon Duncan

Gordon Duncan (1964-2005) inspired a whole generation of pipers in his own lifetime in a way no piper has ever done before or since. As the December 2015 edition of the Piping Times stated, his influence on the current generation is apparent even though some are perhaps too young to […]

CLASP profile: Grant Walker

CLASP profile: Grant Walker

Where are you from and how did you get into piping?I live in East Lothian, Scotland and I started learning way back in 1978 at the local band, Monktonhall Colliery from Prestonpans.   How has the pandemic affected your piping personally?I struggled quite a bit to keep going. It wasn’t just […]

Famous pipers: Neville and Ian MacKay

Famous pipers: Neville and Ian MacKay

 Neville and Ian MacKay – pioneers of piobaireachd in New Zealand. By John Hanning This is the story of how two brothers from the country town of Waipawa in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, together laid the foundations for organised instruction and development of the playing of piobaireachd in New Zealand. […]