Allan MacDonald

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Piper from Moidart, based in Edinburgh

Allan MacDonald

Allan MacDonald is a traditional musician, piper and bagpipe tutor from Moidart now based in Edinburgh. He is a former lecturer at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, and has presented his thesis on The Relationship between Pibroch and Gaelic Song at the University of Edinburgh[1].


Allan won the Clasp at the Northern Meeting in 1989 and 1990[2].

In 2021, Allan MacDonald received the Hamish Henderson Services to Traditional Music Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards[3].


His brothers Dr Angus MacDonald and Iain MacDonald are also internationally famous pipers. In 2007, the three brother were featured on the BBC Alba programme An Tilleadh[4].


Scottish bagpipes : Allan MacDonald of Glenuig 1984


  1. Allan MacDonald. 'Homepage'.
  2. Allan MacDonald. 'Homepage'.
  3. Bagpipe News. 'Allan MacDonald honoured at Scots Trad Awards / PPBSO AGM'.
  4. BBC Alba. 'An Tilleadh'.

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