Weddings & Functions

weddingpic1_largeDuncan MacKinnon has been playing the Highland Pipes for over 35 years. Initially taught by Hugh MacCallum – one of the world’s foremost piping exponents. Other teachers have included Pipe Major Allan Cameron, Fred Morrison, Dr Angus MacDonald, Pipe Major Angus Macdonald, Greg Wilson, Willy MaCallum, Fin and Duncan Moore and Chris Armstrong.

He has been actively involved in the folk music scene ever since being a member of the Central Region Schools Pipe band up until 1980 and has played a multitude of musical instruments during this time. Duncan has an ongoing commitment to the Folk Music festivals both in Scotland and Overseas.

Duncan is able to play a variety of instruments aside from the Highland Pipes (his primary instrument of choice). These include the Small Pipes, Uillean Pipes, Border Pipes, Guitar and Whistles.

Opening of the fishing on Loch Tay

Opening of the fishing on Loch Tay

  • Weddings and Wedding Parties
  • Functions and Events
  • Birthdays & Special Occasions
  • Pub gigs with other instrumentalists
  • Ceilidh band Killin’ Thyme
  • Will travel and play anywhere in the world – any challenge accepted!
  • Funerals and internments

The other people Duncan plays with includes Archie MacAllister – a great friend and dynamic musician, also one of Scotland’s finest fiddlers and Stevie Gillies – also a great friend and brilliant musician. There are many others he can call on…

Throughout Duncan’s career he has participated as a member of the 251st Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Pipe Band (1986) and was a member of the Stirling Pipe Band. Duncan is a qualified bagpipe and chanter tutor and has taught Highland pipes in Central Region primary schools from beginnersĀ up to certificate level.