The Branch is honoured to host Dr. Angus MacDonald on March 3rd. Angus will provide a workshop that afternoon, judge the Knockout Finals and provide a recital thereafter!
- When: Saturday, March 3rd, 1 pm – 4 pm
- Where: HMCS Bytown Naval Officers’ Mess, 78 Lisgar St. in downtown Ottawa
- Focus: Dr. Angus will discuss a range of tunes across two themes, i) learning ceol mor and ii) judging ceol mor. This workshop is suitable for a range of experience levels.
- Cost: $20
More about Dr. Angus MacDonald
Angus MacDonald is one of three piping brothers from Glenuig on the west coast of Scotland. His brothers Allan and Iain are well known in piping circles. Since 1993, Angus has practiced as a medical doctor in Skye, moving back from Cape Breton, Canada, where he had lived and worked for 11 years
While at university in Glasgow he played with the British Caledonian Airways pipe band and was in the forefront of developing the playing of pipes with other instruments and made many television appearances in the early days of folk bands. His brother Iain has continued this with membership of bands such as Ossian and the Battlefield Band.
Prior to moving to Canada he started the successful Feis in Barra, designed to stimulate Gaelic music and language. This has blossomed into a national movement with full-time staff and over two dozen other similar feisean (festivals) around the Highlands and Islands.
Angus is now a senior adjudicator, having won most of the major competitions including the gold medals at Oban, Inverness and in Canada; the Inverness clasp and Senior Piobaireachd at Oban; and the Silver Chanter. In the light music he has, among other prizes, won the March, Strathspey and Reel competitions at Oban and Inverness.
Biography drawn from Temple Records
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