|Composer's Corner I Iain MacHarg|
Iain Mac Harg began playing bagpipes at the age of six. He
also began competing at an early age and has received numerous awards within the
Eastern United States Pipe
Band Association. Iain is well recognized and respected as an
accomplished Professional Piper.
Iain's musical talents extend beyond the Highland bagpipe to a range of other traditional instruments. He plays Highland pipes, Scottish smallpipes, flute, whistle, Bodhran and other European bagpipes. He is well versed in traditional Scottish, Cape Breton, Irish, Breton, and French playing styles.
Iain is currently Vermontís only certified bagpipe instructor and has received his Senior Teaching Certificate from the Institute of Piping. He has approximately 80 students who are studying Highland Piping, Small piping and Whistle. The students range in age from seven to seventy years of age.
Iain has founded two Highland Pipe Bands. The first, the The Green Mountain Highlanders, was created from Iain's own students and friends while he was in high school. Despite his youth the band was highly successful and has gone on to compete in many Highland Games. The Catamount Pipe Band (3 bands - Grade 3, 4 & 5 bands) is Iain's most recent endevour. They have formed in the central Vermont area and have successfully competed and performed throughout the Northeast.
Iain has also taken part in the formation of three folk groups: High Road, Whisky Before Breakfast, and Prydein. He has released several music cds and published a book of music for the bagpipe. When Iain is not teaching or playing with one of his groups; he also performs solo concerts and teaches group and band workshops in the New England area.
Kiss the Children For Me Mary
The Big Apple Heist (Full)
Manchester Regional PB
Suite 316 - Revised