Finlay MacDonald (musician)
Finlay MacDonald (born 1978) is a Scottish musician and composer. He was one of the first pipers ever to receive a BA in Scottish music and piping from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
MacDonald is head of piping studies at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, and a member of the Oman Airforce band. He founded his own band The Finlay MacDonald Band, who toured between 2006 and 2007 to highly positive reviews, though in recent years they have been inactive. Annually he works with Roddy MacLeod to organise the Piping Live! Festival.
- First O' the Darkenin 2004
- Davidson, Vicky (August 4, 2005). "Piping Alive; Forget tartan, shortbread and whisky - just dance!". Evening Times. Glasgow. p. 13.
- Wild, Abigail (August 13, 2005). "So cool, he's really piping hot; Profile Finlay MacDonald; With spiky hair and jeans, he seems more pop star than piper, particularly with his entourage of teenage female fans in tow. But who is the 27-year-old blowing the wind of change into traditional piping?". The Herald. Glasgow. p. 15.
- Ellis, Maureen (August 10, 2011). "Piping Guru Goes from Rap to Reel in Jig Time". Evening Times. Glasgow. p. 26.
- "Fort hosts prestigious piping contest". Aberdeen Press and Journal. August 4, 2007. p. 4.
- Brooks, Cameron (November 11, 2006). "Wet wet wet are headline act at Aberdeen's Hogmanay celebrations". Aberdeen Press and Journal. p. 24.
- Long, Siobhán (July 20, 2007). "Traditional". The Irish Times. p. 15.
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