Gillies, Alasdair

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Scottish, resides in Pennsylvania. Started piping at the age of nine. Studied piobaireachd under P/M Iain Morrison 1980-88, and Captain Andrew Pitkeathly, 1988-94. Graduated Army School of Piping [Pipe Majors Course] in April 1986. Holds The Graduate Certificate from the Institute of Piping as well as The Senior Teaching Certificate. In 1986 he won every event that he entered at the Northern Meeting in Inverness. In 1989, won the Highland Society of London's Gold Medal at Oban. Won the Glenfiddich Piping Championship 1991. Won the Gold Clasp at the Northern Meeting in 1992. Has won 28 first prizes at Oban & Inverness. When the Queen's Own Highlanders and The Gordon Highlanders amalgamated to form The Highlanders, Alasdair Gillies became their first PM. Moved to the United States in June 1997, where he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University. Teaches at workshops and the Balmoral summer schools. Son of Norman Gillies, his first instructor.




 March Strathspey & Reel Vol 1, As Played By Alasdair Gillies
 Pipers of Distinction - Cpl. Alasdair Gillies1989
 World's Greatest Pipers, vol. 12 - Alasdair Gillies1992
 Among My Souvenirs1995
 Best of Alasdair Gillies, The2003


Compilation Albums

 Echoes Of The Dr. Dan Reid Memorial, #1
 Dr. Dan Reid Memorial 1st International Solo Piping Competition - 19921992
 Spirit of Scotland, The1994
 Scottish Gold - In the Piping Tradition1995
 G.S. McLennan Memorial Invitational Piping Competition 1996, Vol. 21996
 Piping Centre 1996 Recital Series, Vol. 11996
 G.S. McLennan Memorial Invitational Piping Competition 19971997
 Glenfiddich Piping Championship - Ceol Beag - 19981999
 Glenfiddich Piping Championship - Ceol Mor - 19981999
 Winter Storm - The Pipes & Drums Concert 20022002
 Masters Of Scottish Arts - Live In Concert Volume 12003
 Winter Storm II - The Pipes & Drums Concert 20032003
 Winter Storm III - The Pipes & Drums Concert 20042004
 Winter Storm IV - The Pipes & Drums Concert 20052005

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