As played by Alasdair Gillies is a Web site dedicated to piping education. Here you may download recordings and tune settings, as played by the world-renowned Alasdair Gillies. In addition, Alasdair is available for individual instruction in a variety of formats. Take it from the best; this is what you need to take your piping to the next level!



Alasdair Gillies Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies has had an astounding number of successes at piping competitions, winning more Highland bagpiping championships than anyone in recent history. Alasdair won every event he entered at the Northern Meeting in Inverness in 1986. He won the Inverness Former Winners MSR 11 times between 1986 to 2005, more than anyone previously. And in 2002, he won the Glenfiddich Championship MSR for the sixth time. No wonder the readers of Piper & Drummer magazine named Alasdair as the best piper of the 20th century. Alasdair is also in demand as a teacher and piping competition judge. For more than twelve years, he was director of the piping program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And he formerly served 17 years as piper and Pipe Major with the Queen’s Own Highlanders. He is also a member of the Spirit of Scotland, an all star Grade 1 pipe band comprised of the world’s top solo players for competing at the 2008 World Pipe Band Championships and featured in the documentary On the Day.