New RJM Ensemble Chanter

On Wednesday 12th August 2015 I will be launching my new B flat Ensemble chanter as part of an RJM chanters showcase event at Piping Live! Street Cafe@2.00pm.  Will be showcasing all 3 chanters – solo, band and Ensemble chanters. Performances from a quartet of The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and solo spots from Calum Iain Brown and Callum Watson. Finlay Macdonald and Matt MacIsaac will play the new B flat chanter with guest musicians.

Glenfiddich Championships 2014

The results of the Glenfiddich Piping Championships held on the 25th of October 2014 at Blair Castle were as follows.



1st Stuart Liddell

2nd Bruce Gandy

3rd Roddy MacLeod

1st Roddy MacLeod (Played “Isabel MacKayRJM Solo Chanter)
2nd Bruce Gandy
3rd Stuart Liddell
4th Willie McCallum
5th Angus MacColl

1st Niall Stewart
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Bruce Gandy
5th Douglas Murray

Lament for the Iolaire

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.

Lament for Alan My Son added to Tunes

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.

Clan Donald Quaich Win

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.

RJM Chanter Successes!

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!