by John McIver and Ross Campbell, with invaluable assistance throughout
the years from P/M Nat Russell, Heather Daws, Geoff Ross and Bill
- 41 years experience playing the bagpipes, with 32 as a professional piper.
- 15 years professional piping at a Grade 1 standard with the Victoria Police Pipe Band. Grade 1 is the highest level in pipe bands. In competition, the band was undefeated in Australia from 1988 to 1998.
the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, the band was
placed in the top six in Grade 1 every year from 1992 to 1997. In
1998, the band achieved its goal and become the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Champions.
have played in concerts with André Rieu and The Seekers. I have
also played as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the
Victorian State Orchestra. I have also played as a soloist with artists such as
Eric Burden and Marion Martin. In 2018, I participated in the 2018
Basel Military Tattoo in Switzerland, with the Rats Of Tobruk Memorial
Pipes & Drums.
have played on acclaimed pipe band recordings,
such as "Live In Ireland", "Live In The Rockies" and "The
Masterblaster Concert", in Motherwell, Scotland.
- In 1993, I received the Advanced Piping Certificate (Australian Pipe Band Association) and the Adjudicators Certificate (Australian Pipe Band Association).
The Victoria Police Pipe Band, winning the Grade 1 World Pipe Band Championships,
Glasgow Green, Scotland, 1998.
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