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P/M Angus Macdonald was acknowledged by many authorities as being the finest bagpiper of the 20th century century. Piper in the Scots Guards, 1953-1980. In 1965 he was promoted to pipe major and appointed Household Piper to the Queen. In charge of the piping school at the Guards Depot, at Pirbright, 1974-1978. Senior instructor at the Army School of Piping, 1980-1983. Appointed MBE and retired from the Army in 1983. Senior instructor at the Piping Centre in Glasgow. Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at the Argyllshire Gathering of 1963, Winner of Tryst Bicentenary Piping Competition of 1981. Successive victories in the Grant's Scotch Whisky Championship at Blair Castle. The Angus MacDonald Memorial Invitational Piping Competition honors his memory. Cousin of Dr. Angus MacDonald.
- Discography (1)
|World's Greatest Pipers, vol. 1 - P/M Angus MacDonald M.B.E.||1993|
- Styles: World: European: Celtic
- Instruments: Wind: Reed: Bagpipes
- Concerts and Events: Competitions: G.S. MacLennan Memorial Championship
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