Tag: Alex Duncan

Dan Nevans reviews John Dew’s ‘Pipe Tunes’

Dan Nevans reviews John Dew’s ‘Pipe Tunes’

It’s been a hell of a year for new music. This year, plenty of performers have released new records, new collections and performances on live streams and YouTube recitals. Just in time for Christmas, here comes a collection of tunes titled simply, Pipe Tunes. John Dew, one of our most […]

John Dew plays Roddy’s lament for young Alex

John Dew plays Roddy’s lament for young Alex

John Dew’s Glenfiddich performance of Roddy S. MacDonald’s Lament for Alex Duncan can now be appreciated on demand. John, a recent graduate from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BMus (Traditional Music – Piping) Degree course, played Roddy’s tune at this year’s online Glenfiddich held behind closed doors in the Ballroom […]

A flavour of the 2020 Glenfiddich

A flavour of the 2020 Glenfiddich

By Stuart Letford Ever wondered what it would be like to have a private recital given by our ten best pipers? Well, that’s almost what I experienced last Friday at Blair Castle where this year’s Glenfiddich, the 47th, was held behind closed doors. By now, you will no doubt have […]

Prizewinners and judges at Saturday's competitions.

Wellington Pipers’ Club results / Alex Duncan funeral

Stuart Easton and Willliam Rowe were the prizewinners at Wellington Pipers’ Club’s annual solo piping competitions held at Scots College in the New Zealand city on Saturday. The competitions were held in person due to the New Zealand government’s success in handling the cornovarius pandemic. Easton, of Palmerston North won […]

Alex Duncan, 1994-2020

Alex Duncan, 1994-2020

Alex Duncan, son of Ian and Chris Duncan, died today in hospital in Edinburgh. He was 26 years old. Alex had been in hospital for a week. Alex Duncan was a first class piper. Taught as a child by Dougie Reid, Perth and father Ian, Alex’ two biggest piping influences […]

Just for Gordon

Just for Gordon

Just for Gordon concert at Celtic Connections 2016. On stage from left is Ian Duncan, Allan MacDonald, Lorne MacDougall, Angus MacColl, Stuart Liddell, Gary West, Ross Ainslie, Alex Duncan and Ali Hutton