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I am a professional Great Highland Bagpiper of 50 years. I received Scottish Performing Arts Instruction from Capt. John MacLellan, Pipe Major John Mackenzie, and John MacFadyen. Even though I was a successful competitor in solo, band, and quartet competitions my greatest joy was, and is, performing at events that ministers to others.

I have completed two music projects “Pipin’ Hot” and “Leaping Ghillies. I made the original “Piping Hot” in 1981. I remastered it and swapped out some tunes in 1990. The purpose of this effort was to demonstrate the Great Highland Bagpipe in different genres. I also added effects to draw the listener into the mood of the tune.

I finished “Leaping Ghillies” in late 2013. This is Highland music for Highland dancers. It is Vol. 1 and, if the demand is sufficient, more will follow. The concept of this project was to break down the Highland dances to their different components. So, for example, you will find the quick time for the Sword Dance by itself at different tempos with a 4 beat count in. This is so the dancer can focus on the quick time and quickly access the music because it is on its own track. The tempos differ by four beats a minute, or one less hop every 15 seconds. This allows a dancer to incrementally work down to the slower tempos.

Both “Pipin’ Hot” and “Leaping Ghillies” are available from many on-line digital entertainment services. Or you may purchase them below.

Military Salute

MemorialWebI made this arrangement as a tribute for those valiant soldiers who gave their lives for our freedoms and liberty.

It begins in the rain which represents tears of grief for the loss of our beloved men and women in uniform. I intertwined the British Last Post with the American Taps because I have been privileged to know British and Canadians with the same passion for liberty and freedom. It includes a 21 gun salute that they all deserve followed by “Flowers of the Forest”, a traditional regimental lament.

The final song in this tribute is “Amazing Grace.” I included it to create a contrast between the grief and great joy for those who are believers in Jesus the Christ.


Revelations 21:4 “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”ween the grief and great joy for those who are believers in Jesus the Christ. Revelations 21:4 “4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

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