About Garry

Garry starting playing pipes when he was 12.

After having finished an HND in classical music at Stevenson College, Garry is now at Edinburgh University studying BMus Music Technology. He has experience playing both in bands and as a solo Bagpiper. He is a former member of the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Pipe Band and regularly played for the school, competing and placing highly in many competitions, including the world championships in Glasgow.

Garry has a trained voice and is singing with the National Youth Choir of Scotland for the fourth consecutive year. He has sung with them several times in various venues including the Usher Hall and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as well as being involved in a live Radio Three broadcast.

He has taught guitar, bass and drums at Clive’s Easylearn Pop Music Schools and currently teaches as part of the Youth Music Initiative Sounds Like Friday project. He also enjoys playing folk music and played the tin whistle, Irish flute, keyboard and small pipes in folk bands for 3 years.

Garry performs with comedian and after dinner speaker Les Peters at a show called Piping Hot Burns with a variety of traditional Scottish music as well as more fun, contemporary music (including a medley of nursery rhymes and a medley of pop songs, available on request!)

Garry spent 2 weeks in Lithuania rehearsing for a performance at the Vilnius Jazz Festival, playing an unusual big band mixture of Scottish folk music and jazz.

He has performed at the Usher Hall many times, notably playing the grand piano at a concert with Phil Cunningham as part of a Folk/Orchestral music blend.

For more information about what Garry does:

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