Led by Pipe Major Duncan Nicholson and leading Drummer Eric Ward, the Greater Glasgow Police Scotland Pipe Band performed in front of a capacity audience, some 1800,at a wonderful night of music on their debut appearance at the prestigious
This concert, which is hosted and promoted by the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band, aims to offer something for everyone in what must be one of the great musical venues. This was well reported on and one of the reviews can be seen at
Our Band wishes to thank Dougie Orr and all his Band from Glasgow Skye Assoc PB for their kind invitation to play at the Concert and the overwhelming support, work and consideration towards us. Thanks to the staff at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow and the many supporters who pitched in for us.
Thanks and Congratulations to the supporting Artists, Rachel Walker who sang emotionally and wonderfully and gained many fans and followers. To Mick MacNeil for his big Set and other play on the keyboard. To Allan Henderson, keyboard; Ewan Robertson, guitar and James Lindsay on Double Bass. Their backing was timely and constantly excellent. To Pete Heywood for his photos on the backdrop providing atmosphere to the stage.
I’m quite sure that the guys in the Band want me to mention the many months of hard work put in by our dedicated and talented Duncan Nicholson, Iain MacPherson and Eric Ward. They made the guys work hard and long and it paid off big time in a wonderful creative unique fast-moving performance of the highest standard which will set the bar for many years.
To you the public who bought tickets or just generally supported us in this endeavour – a big thank-you! Please continue to support us in the future!
When photos etc become available regarding the Concert there will be further postings here.
We are pleased to announce that Gaelic Singer of the year Rachel Walker will be performing with us at this years “worlds concert”.
Rachel will be performing 3 numbers with the band where she will lead the piece and the band will accompany her and then Rachel will sing with the band.
This will also include a piece dedicated to the centenary of WORLD WAR 1 where there be 2 gaelic songs from that period included in the piece.
Here is a short biography about Rachel:
Rachel Walker is a Gaelic singer/songwriter based in the Highlands of Scotland, and is known for her “crystal clear voice” and inimitable style. Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Rachel has performed extensively as a solo artist and with a number of bands including Dochas and Skipinnish. She is also a member of Gaelic singing Quartet Cruinn. She has appeared on various television programmes including the award winning BBC series Aig Cridhe ar Ciuil and has supported Runrig on there winter tour in 2008 . Rachel has released three albums, the most recent in January 2010, Air Chall showcases her talent as a song writer. She combines performing with teaching music at West Highland College in Fort William, and was named Gaelic Singer of the Year 2013 at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards.