Finlay MacDonald

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Finlay MacDonald has blazed a trail as one of Scotland's finest exponents of contemporary and traditional Piping. He has worked with many leading artists in the traditional music scene including Fred Morrison, The Unusual Suspects, La Banda Europa, Old Blind Dogs and Chris Stout.
As a soloist, he has collaborated with many world famous ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and the RTE Philharmonic. In the Pop and Rock world there have been unique performances with such diverse artistes such as Bryan Adams, Biffy Clyro and the rap artist P.Diddy.
His compositions and arrangements have been played by a wide variety of world famous musicians and performers including the 8 times World Pipe Band Champions, Field Marshal Montgommery Pipe Band, The Scottish Power Pipe Band, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, Session A9 and RURA.
Always driven by collaboration and innovation, Finlay's passion for the music he has grown up with has led him to the post of "Head of Piping Studies" at the National Piping Centre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he continues to inspire and develop the very best of new Piping talent.