I would like to thank the GDMT for supporting and contributing towards my 2023 year in piping with a funding award.  I have made a recognisable improvement in my learning, competing and repertoire.  Furthermore, I am teaching new learners in piping at my local ‘Boys Brigade Hall’.

I am continuing to receive tuition in piobaireachd and light music from my long term teacher Willie Morrison. I am also in my third year of study at ‘The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’ on the ‘BMus Traditional Music: Piping’ course with Honours. Although missing a few major competitions through Covid, I had, what I regard as a very successful year. I gained promotion in the ‘Competing Pipers Association’ individual gradings, with fifteen competition placings including firsts. I am currently working towards my aims of becoming a successful piping teacher and another great year in piping for 2024.

Submitted by: Bobby Allen
Year of award:  2023