John was taught by an ex Scots Guard pipe major over some 20 years ago. In that time he has toured Europe and played in tattoos, civic functions, battle sites and has played at the famous Menin Gate. John also played in New York at the emotional 2002 Tartan Day where over 8000 pipers from all over the world amassed to remember 9/11.
Other prestigious events include; Royal Warwick Show, Shrewsbury Flower show with Royal Corps of Signals, opening of Hickstead, United Arab Emirates Parade, Battle of the Flowers Jersey, Houses of Parliament, memorial for England Cricketer and Captain Dennis Amiss at Canterbury Cathedral, Bewl Water run opened by Dame Kelly Holmes, American Embassy for ambassador and cast of James Bonds Golden Eye, Amber Rudd MP for RNLI event, The Chieftains on World tour 2012 and Battle Fields Tour on 100 year anniversary.
What made you learn?
“Both grandparents served in the war with the Black Watch. Accounts of charging up the beaches to the sound of the pipes was John’s inspiration”