I've been a performing musician for over 50 years now, starting with the violin in 1963, and continuing on electric bass, clarinet, banjo, sitar, and bagpipes. I've played in 2 symphony orchestras, and have performed with the pipes and banjo all over N.E., Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Pennsylvania and as far west as Arizona. I had a short layoff (micro-hand surgery) but now I'm rebuilding my strength and speed. I also teach bagpipes and banjo.
- Screen name:
- Belgrade Picker
- Member since:
- Feb 27 2013
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
I have many influences, Alasdair Ghillies, Bruce Gandy, Roddy MacLeod, Murry Henderson, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Doug and Randy Dillard, Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith, BIll Monroe, Grandpa Jones, and so many other pickers. The Beatles, (especially George Harrison), Pink Floyd, Free, Frank Zappa, Yes, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mettalica and Rush swing me in the other direction.
My banjo is a 1994 Washburn B-120, and I recently acquired a fully restored 1976 Ibanez 593FB-BR banjo, My pipes are Dunbar DB4's fully mounted in Sterling Silver, and Dunbar P-4's with nickel mounts. Also John Walsh Shuttle Pipes, and a Fender Jazz bass.
Mary of the Bewitching Eyes
Mary of the Bewitching Eyes Year: 2010 Album: Music From My World Genre: Celtic
Raag Bhoupal Year: 2009 Album: Music From My World Genre: World
Crossing the Minch
Crossing the Minch Year: 2017 Genre: Celtic
The Old Woman's Lullaby
The Old Woman's Lullaby Year: 2016 Genre: Celtic
This tune is a Piobaireachd, or classic music of the pipes. Also called Ceol Mor, meaning the "great music", to distinguish this complex extended art-music from the more popular Scottish music such as dances, reels, marches and strathspeys, which are called ceol Beag or "little music"