Roddy MacDonald
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1956-07-27
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Roddy MacDonald

Roddy MacDonald Biography (Wikipedia)

Roderick 'Roddy' (R.S.) MacDonald (born 1956) is a pipe major, living in Brisbane, Australia, and a renowned composer of tunes for the bagpipes.

MacDonald originally hails from the Scottish town of Inverness. His father is the renowned player, judge and composer of music, William MacDonald (of Gaelic-speaking Benbecula) and his grandfather, Donald MacDonald, was the pipe major of the 1st Battalion the Highland Light Infantry.

MacDonald’s music has been recorded by a variety of artists and bands, including The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, The Black Watch, The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, The Scots Guards, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Shooglenifty, The Tannahill Weavers, MacUmba, Ceolbeg, Slainte Mhath, Martyn Bennett, Gordon Duncan and many more like The Finlay MacDonald Band.

He was originally taught by John Hunter, tutor with the Inverness Boys Brigade Pipe Band, an ex-Cameron Highlander and veteran of the Somme. He was also influenced by George Gershwin through his school's music teacher. After the Boys Brigade, MacDonald played with the Inverness British Legion, Invergordon Distillery and British Caledonian Airways Pipe Bands. He also played for many years with the Balmoral Highlanders showband in London and toured extensively with them under the direction of his lifelong friend and pipe major, Willie Cochrane. The piper in Scot Machine by Voyage, the song made the Top 20 UK list in 1978.

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King danced at dawn / Willie Cochrane / JK's Jig / Millstead / Last Tango in Harris
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Harbour View
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Harbour View
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Il Paco Grande
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Il Paco Grande
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Meall Fuar Mhonaidh
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Meall Fuar Mhonaidh
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Ruth Grant / Footprints on the water / The Funnel / Beaver Club
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Ruth Grant / Footprints on the water / The Funnel / Beaver Club
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Bullet Train (The Reedmaker's Reel/Smokin' the Wasps/Electric Chopsticks)
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Bullet Train (The Reedmaker's Reel/Smokin' the Wasps/Electric Chopsticks)
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Oran Cogaidh
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Oran Cogaidh
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ORAN VANCOUVER
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ORAN VANCOUVER
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Famous Fourth / Green Day / Coolhurst Castle / Studio One / Trip to Ballymena / Patricia K
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Famous Fourth / Green Day / Coolhurst Castle / Studio One / Trip to Ballymena / Patricia K
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Shonah
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Shonah
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The King Danced At Dawn
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The King Danced At Dawn
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The Last Pint / Trim the Velvet
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The Last Pint / Trim the Velvet
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Good Drying
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Good Drying
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Departure/Distant Land/Pivovar Express/Bootle
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Departure/Distant Land/Pivovar Express/Bootle
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Bullet Train (The Reedmaker's Reel/Smokin' th
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The Famous Forth/Green Day/Coolhurst Castle/S
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The Famous Forth/Green Day/Coolhurst Castle/S
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be sud am bruadar
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be sud am bruadar
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