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 composer of tunes for the bagpipes.

MacDonald 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.

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. He later 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. In in 1978, UK Top 20 single Scotch Machine by Voyage featured MacDonald's piping.

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Harbour View
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Harbour View
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The Reedmakers Reel / Smokin' The Wasps / Electric Chopsticks
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The Reedmakers Reel / Smokin' The Wasps / Electric Chopsticks
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be sud am bruadar
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be sud am bruadar
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Dòmhnall An Gille
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Dòmhnall An Gille
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Balaich An Sawmill
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Balaich An Sawmill
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Amhran Na Fags
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Amhran Na Fags
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Anna MacLeoid
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Anna MacLeoid
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Ged A Bha Do Chasan Caol / Kennag Mhòr / Captain Horne
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Ged A Bha Do Chasan Caol / Kennag Mhòr / Captain Horne
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Meall Fuar Mhonaidh
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Meall Fuar Mhonaidh
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Il Paco Grande
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Il Paco Grande
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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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King danced at dawn / Willie Cochrane / JK's Jig / Millstead / Last Tango in Harris
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 King danced at dawn / Willie Cochrane / JK's Jig / Millstead / Last Tango in Harris
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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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