Inveraray & District Pipe Band, under the direction of Pipe Major Stuart Liddell and Lead Drummer Steven McWhirter. This track was recorded live at the band’s “Ascension” concert in front of a sold-out Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in August 2013.
Featuring Ali Hutton on guitar, Ross Ainslie on cittern, Joe Rattray on double bass and Craig Muirhead on keyboard.
In 2003, renowned piper Stuart Liddell took up a new position teaching piping in schools in the Mid Argyll area. He had always had a vision that Inveraray might one day have a pipe band again, the previous Inveraray Pipe Band having disbanded in the late 1930s.
In September 2003, the Inveraray Piping Project was born. With the assistance of local people, Tuesday nights at Inveraray Primary School became the time and venue for weekly piping tuition and practices and the small group began to grow. By May 2004, there were five young pipers- including Laura McMillan, Laura Underwood and Alasdair Dempster- and a drummer, Graeme McMillan, who remain members to this day. In the summer of 2004, Stuart was joined by Dougie Campbell, who was at that time living in Dunoon, to assist with the teaching at these meetings and an ethos of player improvement through individual teaching was developed. As the intensity of the project increased, a Sunday meeting was soon added, a balance always being struck between the hard graft, on the one hand, and recreation and team building on the other.
In 2005, built upon these foundations, Inveraray and District Pipe Band (“IDPB”) was formed when it registered with the RSPBA. It competed in its first competition in the Novice Juvenile grade at Cowal Games in August 2005, with borrowed drums and its young members clad in uniforms of various colours.
Artist website: http://www.idpb.co.uk
Single title: Old Skool Jigs
Single artist: Inveraray & District Pipe Band
Single duration: 3:21
Writers: Trad., Donald MacPherson, Sandy Hain
Publishers: MCPS / PRS