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.
Congratulations to the NYPBoS on a great performance in Dundee last Saturday. Here is a clip of them sounding great with their new RJM band chanters.
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 Niall Stewart
2nd Stuart Liddell
3rd Willie McCallum
4th Bruce Gandy
5th Douglas Murray
Congratulations to Decker Forrest who won the Silver Medal at the 2014 Argyllshire Gathering. Decker played “Macleod of Raasay’s Salute”. Decker said he had lots of nice comments from various folk on the good sound of his bagpipe and his new RJM chanter.
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!