Pipe Major Sandy Jones talk
– 50 years of Workshops, and Teaching in North America
The College of Piping has teamed up with the National Piping Centre to bring legendary North American piper and instructor, Pipe Major Sandy Jones to Scotland. Sandy will discuss his 50 years of organising summer schools and workshops.
Sandy Jones is a huge figure in North American piping. He played with the U.S. Air Force Pipe Band at JFK's funeral and was its Pipe Major for eight years. He studied piping with John MacFadyen. In 1970 they co-founded the North American Academy of Piping, which is still going strong today.
In his talk, entitled 'Workshops, and Teaching in North America', Sandy will discuss a lifetime of piping and teaching. Colin MacLellan, the College's Director of Piping, said: "This is an outstanding opportunity to hear one of the central figures of North American teaching share his experiences and methods developed over the past 50 years in the United States."
The free talk takes place at the National Piping Centre on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 12.00 noon.