Fred Morrison

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Fred Morrison
Fred Morrison at Rudolstadt-Festival, Germany 2017
Background information

Fred Morrison (born 1963) is a Scottish musician and composer. He is carried on by his daughter Eliane and son Seonaidh.[1][2][3] He has performed professionally on the Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, low whistle, Northumbrian Smallpipes and uilleann pipes.[3][4]

He holds the record for the most Macallan Trophys at the Lorient festival, having received the trophy nine times.[1] As well as his work as a solo piper, he has played with such bands as Clan Alba and Capercaillie.[5] His albums have been met with critical acclaim.[1][6][7]

In 2004 he was voted Instrumentalist of the Year in the Scots Trad Music awards.[8]


Solo albums

  • The Broken Chanter (1993)
  • The Sound of the Sun (2000)
  • Outlands (2009)

Fred Morrison and Jamie McMenemy

  • Up South (2003)[7]

Various artists including Fred Morrison

  • Celtic Colours (1998)
  • Piping Up (2000)


  1. ^ a b c Fergus, Ewan (6 December 2012). "Fred set to pipe up for city show". Evening Times. Glasgow. p. 37.
  2. ^ Mackenzie, Carol-ann (29 November 2012). "Composer to pipe up at gig". Aberdeen Evening Express. p. 12.
  3. ^ a b "Piper Fred among class line-up". Aberdeen Press and Journal. 2 May 2002. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Top piper Fred blows into town". Paisley Daily Express. 9 March 2010. p. 9.
  5. ^ McKay, Fiona (30 July 2012). "Seonaidh makes a meal of mountain charity bid". Evening Times. Glasgow. p. 16.
  6. ^ "World-class piper heads for Longniddry night out". Evening News. Edinburgh. 5 December 2011. p. 17.
  7. ^ a b Adams, Rob (27 June 2003). "Music Fred Morrison and Jamie Mcmenemy, Edinburgh folk club". The Herald. Glasgow. p. 21.
  8. ^ Gilchrist, Jim (4 January 2005). "Morrison Still Doing it his Way...'I Love to See the Pipes Played in a Wild and Raunchy Kind of Way'". The Scotsman. p. 26.

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