Assynt are David Shedden on pipes and whistles, Graham Mackenzie on fiddle and Innes White on guitar and mandolin. The trio formed in 2018 and released their debut album, Road to the North (read the review here). The band won best Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the […]
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The opening night of Celtic Connections is one month away, with the 30th anniversary concert beginning the festival on Thursday, January 19, 2023 in the main auditorium of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Ross Ainslie is part of a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ line-up of musicians who will perform on the opening night. […]
Piping Live! 2022 launched yesterday, May 25, with an exciting programme of concerts and events for this year’s festival. Pipe Idol is long established as one of the festival’s flagship events and has been a platform for young pipers showcase their prodigious talents. Many of these young pipers have gone […]
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 […]
David Shedden at the Piping Live! Street Cafe in 2017. David plays in a trio with Graham Mackenzie (fiddle) and Innes White (guitar/mandolin) under the name Assynt. The band released their debut CD, Road to the North, and it was reviewed in Piping Today #93 in 2018.
ROAD TO THE NORTH CD Review by Stuart Milne. Piping Today #93, 2018. Assynt were a lovely surprise when they shared the stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s New Auditorium with Iranian piper Mohsen Sharifian and his band Lian at Celtic Connections in 2018, and the Piping Live! launch […]
Salute to the Chieftain at the British Pipe Band Championships 2016, showing pipers and drum major from Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band