|Composer's Corner I Colin Elder|
Place of Residence: Limavady, County Londonderry Northern Ireland
Primary Instrument played: The Great Highland Bagpipes Also play chamber pipes occasionally
Occupation: 6 sigma black belt for an automotive electronics company in Antrim N.Ireland.
Hobbies: Music composition, Sport. (cricket and rugby) and watching Man United
Education: College certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Compositions: I have composed a fair few tunes over the years but never really kept track of them.
Music Engraving Software: Piobmaster
Type of Bagpipes own and use: I don't own any at this point as I've been out of piping for about six years, but I've just started playing again so I'll probably buy a set soon. I will look for a good set of Hendersons and if not, I'll probably buy a new set of McLouds in the short term.
Band: Started playing 16 years ago at age 18 whilst serving in the British Army. 6 years later I joined a local grade 3 band for a year before moving house forced me to look somewhere closer. Played with Tullentrain in grade 3 for a year and then became P/M of Castlerock for 3 years before packing it in due to family commitments. Kids are getting a little older now and I have more time so I've begun to play again. No affiliation at the moment, maybe in the new year or next winter. Personal circumstances will decide.
Tartan: McDonald of Clanranald Ancient
Imogen And Ethan Thomas
Pipe Major R.Thomas
Mrs Jean Montgomery
Finn McCool's Road To Nowhere
Lean Week, A
Nothing In It
Cameron's Canun Drum
Crack Of Dawn, The
Quench The Dreuth
Sean Doherty's Dance
John Fettis's Consternation
Ballycarton Carpet Incedent, The
Cause and Effect
Danny's Half Dozen
Miramachi Canook, The
Pipe Major Frank O'Neill
Kevin's First Foray
Last Ditch, The
No Holds Barred