Callum Beaumont

Callum Beaumont

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Callum BeaumontI have been playing the Bannatyne hide zip pipe bag for two years.

The bag is excellent for quality and comfort, and I like the more substantial feel of the bag under the arm.

I played an ‘Extended Small’ until late 2011 and have since played the ‘Willie McCallum Custom’ bag shape.

Having more recently (September 2012) starting to use the Bannatyne Canister Moisture Control System, I feel the quality of my bagpipe has improved both in stability and overall tone.

The silica gels used in the system give me a far greater duration to play my pipes and confidence that my drone reeds are not going to gather moisture and affect the stability of drone sound.

The Canister system is very easy to setup with very little maintenance required.

Callum comes from Bo’ness, West Lothian and currently is an instructor at the National Piping Centre. His tutors include Bert Smith, Tom Speirs and currently Willie McCallum.

Callum has played with the Lothian and Borders Police Pipe band, Shotts and Dykehead, Simon Fraser University and more recently Inveraray and District Pipe Band. His pipe band prizes include winning the World Pipe Band championships three times, twice with Simon Fraser University and once with Shotts and Dykehead.

Callum’s solo piping achievements include; 1st Clasp- Northern Meeting, Inverness, 1st Highland Society of London Gold Medal – Argyllshire Gathering, Oban, 1st Silver Medal – Argyllshire Gathering, Oban, 1st Open Piobaireachd – Cowal 2005, 1st Open Jig – Argyllshire Gathering, Oban 2011, 1st Macgregor Memorial – Argyllshire Gathering, Oban 2003, Placed 2nd – London Medallion Former Winners MSR

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