This is a 'Potted History' of my Piping Career:
I was a Pipe-Major in the Gordon Highlanders and served in HM Forces for a total of 26 years. During my service, I have played at many Royal Functions and Dinners, Military Parades, Tournaments and Tattoo’s, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse etc., World – Wide Band Tours and European Film Premiers. i.e.” The Battle of Waterloo“ and “The Tunes of Glory “
I spent four years in Brunei, as HM the Sultan's Piper and Pipe-Major of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces. This duty encompassed Band Tours in the Far East and Northern Australia and also a recording of Combined Band Music of the RBAF, in Singapore.
Since leaving the Armed Forces, I have played on various occasions for HM the Queen and Family, many Corporate and Military Functions and Dinner's in London, including The Guildhall, Clarence House, Mansion House, Astor House, Spencer House etc., including occasional places in Europe and the Middle East.
I have been asked to perform on occasions at Charity Concerts for a travelling Opera Company called; “Diva Opera” – who can be found on the World-Wide Web. (www.divaopera.com )
During my performances for this Opera Company, I have travelled to Switzerland, Paris and Guernsey and also performed in Turin, Italy, The Palace of Versailles and Dubai in 2009. I was asked to play for the States of Alderney on a few occasions, and in June 2020 due to Covid 19 restrictions, I was asked to provide a recording and video for the 75th. Anniversary of the end of the 2nd. World War in Europe, to be played for the people of Alderney.
Whilst assisting with the musical advancement of the London Scottish Pipes & Drums in 2000, I had the honour of being on Parade for the 100th. Birthday Celebrations, for HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in London’s Horse Guards Parade, also at Clarence House and the 100th. Birthday Celebration Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.