Tag: John Dew

John Dew collection / Megan leads the way

John Dew collection / Megan leads the way

John Dew, one of our leading piping talents, has produced his debut collection of pipe music. The book, titled simply Pipe Tunes, contains over 80 new compositions entirely from the Crieff-born piper’s pen. The book is available at £19.50 but this will increase to £22.00 on December 14. There will […]

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 […]

Online competitions “here to stay”

Online competitions “here to stay”

A few online competitions have taken place as a result of the measures brought in to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, the latest one being the one by Aboyne Highland Games that was announced here yesterday. However, that one is for professional pipers. The first one that catered to junior competitors […]

John Dew holds the Ceòl Mòr trophy today at the Royal National Mòd in Glasgow.

Dew overall at National Mòd

October 12, Glasgow – John Dew from Crieff but now domiciled in Glasgow was the overall champion piper in the senior piping events held today at the Royal National Mòd in Glasgow. John won the Ceòl Mòr contest with the MSR going to Finlay Cameron. Archie Drennan won the Hornpipe […]