I have played, competed and piped for dancing with this bag for over a year and a half now and I am delighted with the quality and feel of the bag. The fit under your arm and the feel of where it sits when playing is without doubt the most comfortable bag I have ever played
Donald MacPhee is a member of the Field Marshal Montgomery pipe band and a consistent winner on the competition circuit. Some of his solo major successes are The Young Piper of the Year award in Benbecula, Former winner (ceol beag) at both the Argyllshire Gathering and Northern Meeting, The New Zealand Piobaireachd Society’s Gold Medal, The Donald MacDonald Cuaich .The Former Winners MSR at the Scottish Pipers Association professional contest, the overall solo piper award at the Cowal Highland Gathering and winner of The Highland Society of London’s Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting.
His successes with the band include 23 Major Championships including 5 Scottish Championships, 6 British Championships, 4 European Championships, 4 Cowal Championships, 4 All Ireland Championships, 4 World Championships and 6 Champion of Champion titles. 2011 was very historic for the band winning all 5 Championships in the one year which has only been equalled 3 times previous – 1959 Shotts and Dykehead, 1985 Strathclyde Police, and 1991 Field Marshal Montgomery.
Donald is no stranger to the side of the dance platform. He has been piping for dancers for over 30 years at competitions and championships throughout the world. His first collection of bagpipe music for highland dancing – The Competitive Highland Dancers Champions Choice was a favourite of many dancers and teachers throughout the world.
Donald holds a Graduate & Senior Teachers Certificate from the Institute of Piping as well as the Advanced Certificate and Teachers Certificate from the RSPBA. He is a fully qualified RSPBA Adjudicator and Assessor and is on the Competing Pipers Association Supplemental list of solo Adjudicators for active competitive pipers. He teaches for the Argyll and Bute Council at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh and lives happily with his wife Christine, a former 6 time World Highland Dance champion in Alexandria where he is a successful Reedmaker.