Read More. We have no doubt they will put on a fantastic show. We can't wait to get on stage on August 9th. The event is a hallmark of the pre-Worlds week in Glasgow and draws thousands of pipe band enthusiasts from around the globe.
It is organized and run by members of the Skye Band, and aims to showcase the best pipe bands in the world to a local and international audience. Steven is experienced with traditional piping, contemporary folk music and composition and possesses a unique style of playing which sets him apart from his peers. In Steven was appointed to the role of Director of The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, bringing his wealth of performance, composition and recording experience to this challenging role.
Steven has performed in large scale line-ups such as The Unusual Suspects to intimate solo spots in chamber concerts. Other notable musical collaborations have included working with legendary Indian musician Rakesh Chaurasia, touring south east Asia with Judy Collins, as well appearing as a soloist with the Band of the Royal Marines and the NZ Army Band.
Tryst have created a number of special performances, including appearing at the MG Alba Trad Awards, the annual piping concert at Celtic Connections, a special Celtic Connections concert featuring large scale commissions from each member of the ensemble, and the William Kennedy Piping Festival. Steven has also kept busy as a writer whose portfolio ranges form solo bagpipe repertoire through to scoring for full Symphony Orchestra.
He has also served as Musical Director of the Gordon Duncan Experience which is a trad big band project involving young people from various genres.
Ailis is a piper and flute player from Kirriemuir, Angus. She started learning the pipes at the age of 9 and was taught by her father Alec Sutherland. During her eight seasons with Brechin, Ailis enjoyed success in the solos as a junior and was a member of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland from to Later that year, she moved to South Uist to complete her third and fourth year studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
He combines the mastery and dedication of traditional Piping with a true sense of musical adventure and creative collaboration producing a unique musical voice which can be heard on numerous recordings and projects. In he was appointed to the role of Director of Piping at The National Piping Centre where he continues to inspire and develop the very best of Piping talent. Pipe Band. He soon begun solo piping lessons with Walter Drysdale, competing successfully in the junior solos circuit until progressing into the senior level at Previously he has placed 3 times in the silver medal at Oban and Inverness before moving up to the Gold medal.
David has won the former winners March, Strathspey and Reel Competition at the Scottish Pipers Association competition and has won a prize on every occasion that he has been invited to the Uist and Barra competition as well as continuing to be a force on the Scottish Highland Games Circuit, winning many aggregate titles over the years. During his time he has been part of 2 World Championship winning bands and has 2 Champion of Champions titles amongst other titles.
David retired from dancing as the reigning World Champion and had only been beaten 3 times in his senior career, finishing 2nd each time. I know it started me waxing a bit nostalgic. The tracks were till as good as I remembered. Also listened to favorite tracks mentioned by others, all equally excellent. Cheers, Doc. One album that had inspired me was the City of Victoria Album.
City of Victoria was the first really sharp band I heard. I took me some years to realize what the weasel was all about. Their performance at the Worlds in was at least tone wise above the rest. I liked the way they marched in. Ian McLeod later told me it was because of a minor issue at the start.
If some one has the server I have the ones and zeros. Your first chanter reminded me of my brothers. This cheap wood thing, I snapped it in half by whipping it with a blanket.
I was in a bit of trouble after that. Of all the pipe-related recordings that have never really left my rotation for any significant length of time, this is the longest serving. For me, I started playing in , 7th grade. But these albums inspire me now. Subscribe or log in to comment on this article. While Shotts and Dykehead as a unit has been busy practicing and competing, a few individual band members have also been pursuing their own solo endeavours.
The build-up to the World Pipe Band Championships was an intense week for the band, with practices taking place at the Shotts band hall, as well as outside West Brewery at Glasgow Green on the Thursday and Friday before the competition. The Gourock Highland Games, scheduled yesterday on Sunday 12 May, was unfortunately cancelled this past weekend due to poor conditions in the water-logged park.
Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band is delighted to introduce its new band for , with a brand new membership, website, logo, repertoire, and more! Former band member Glenn Brown has accepted the position of Pipe Sergeant. Facebook Twitter. Recent News Items. View Comments Likes: Shares: 2 Comments: 3. Comment on Facebook Please please will you get all your incredible adjudicators to do a recital?
The most impressive piping CV! This Hero, wears an Inverness Cape. Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band 1 week ago. View Comments Likes: 92 Shares: 7 Comments: Comment on Facebook Congratulations, what a great choice!
Miss you Gail!! Congratulations Gail. Great news! Massive Congratulations Gail Shotts and Dykhead Caledonia was founded in under very humble circumstances and initially practised in the kitchen of founding Pipe Major Dougald McFarlane's home. Within 4 years they had purchased their first uniform and diligently competed in every available competition. Andrew served in the corps for many years and is working closely with Emmett to move the band forward.Aug 17, · Performing at the World Pipe Band Championships. Worlds MSR — World Pipe Band Championships. March, Strathspey & Reel from the Grade 1 final.