I don't really
know what got me playing the ancient and mystic instrument that so many people have come to respect and love. One reason,
I think, is I have always loved hearing the stories of our families ancestry. The battles that our clan won and lost and other
tales from Celtic folklore. I have been playing since 2000 and will keep this great tradition going for years to
I was first taught by the Pipe Major
of the Salt Lake Scots, Dennis McMaster. I played for a short time with the Salt Lake Scots grade 4 pipe band.
After a two year hiatus I started lessons with Justin Howland who has been playing in the Utah area since
1995 and recently has been playing internationally with Triumph St. Grade 1 Pipe Band out of Vancouver Canada. I currently
play with the Wasatch and District Pipe Band under the direction of Andrew Morrill.