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Alasdair Gillies


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Alasdair Gillies is one of the most successful solo competitors on the piping circuit today. He has won both Highland Society of London’s Gold medals, the Senior Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering and the Gold Clasp at the Northern Meeting. As well, he has won the Former Winners March, Strathspey & Reel event at the Northern Meeting a record 11 times and has won the overall at the Glenfiddich Championship 3 times, with 6 wins in the MSR event.

In his youth, he was a military piper in the British Army for 17 years and was the last Pipe Major of the Queen’s Own Highlanders and first Pipe Major of The Highlanders.

Recently, Alasdair moved to the United States, where he resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

His solo recordings include Volume 12 of “The World’s Greatest Pipers” series, “The Pipers of Distinction” series, and a new CD Rom by Ceol Mor Software, titled “March Strathspey & Reel As Played By Alasdair Gillies”.

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  • Jolth1

    I think that bagpipes are just awesome! Having them at weddings, funerals, and other events really can be a lot of fun. I just hope that more people will appreciate them.

    22 Nov 2010 Reply
  • EmmaBeers

    I agree. They need more bagpipe music on here period though

    23 Apr 2008 Reply
  • directorGeoff

    Last.FM is much poorer for not having any Alasdair Gillies. How can there be top listeners when there is none of his music to listen to?

    21 Dec 2007 Reply

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