The Piobaireachd “Lament for the Iolaire” composed by Donald MacLeod has now been added to the Tunes Section. This recording is Roddy MacLeod’s winning performance of the Piobaireachd section at the Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE Memorial Competition held in Stornoway in April 2014. The tune was played on an RJM Solo chanter.
Duncan Johnstone’s composition “Lament for Alan My Son” has been added to the Tunes section of the website. This tune is one of the greatest 20th Century Piobaireachd compositions and the score can be found in Duncan Johnstone’s”His Complete Compositions” as well as Pipe Major Angus MacDonald MBE’s Collection Volume 2.
Roddy MacLeod won the Annual Clan Donald Quaich invitational competition held at the Clan Donald Centre in Skye on the 6th of June. His tune, played on an RJM Solo Chanter, was “The Pipers Warning to His Master” . The other competitors were Stuart Liddell, Angus MacColl, Willie McCallum and Iain Speirs.
Congratulations to Pipe Major Stuart Shedden and the Torphichen and Bathgate Pipe Band who won the British Pipe Band Championships in Grade 2 held on Saturday May 31st 2014.
This was the first major competition for the band since purchasing their new set of RJM Polypenco band chanters.
Well done to the band and best wishes for continued success!
At the Annual Scottish Pipers Association Professional Competition held on the 12th of April, John Angus Smith won the Piobaireachd event playing “Lament for Donald Doughal MacKay” using his new RJM solo chanter. Congratulations John Angus!
Roddy MacLeod followed his win at the Metro Cup Piobaireachd Event in Newark, February 2014 with an overall win at the Pipe Major Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition in Stornoway on the 4th of April. Roddy won the Piobaireachd and was 3rd in the MSR. All prizes won on the RJM Solo Chanter!
Wishing all a very Happy Christmas and a good New Year in 2014!
Roddy Macleod wins his sixth Bratach Gorm at the Scottish Piping Society of London Annual Competition playing the new RJM solo chanter. The tune was “The Earl of Ross’s March”.
The National Piping Centre Principal Roddy MacLeod is launching his own brand of chanters at Piping Live!
The RJM solo and band chanters were designed and tested by Roddy and have been made by Naill Bagpipes. The solo chanter is made from blackwood and the band chanter is plastic.
Roddy will preview the brand new RJM Chanters with exclusive solo and quartet performances in The National Piping Centre Auditorium on Thursday, August 15, at 3.30pm — and all are invited.