Fred Morrison

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Fred Morrison
Born 1963
Instruments Bagpipes
This article is about the musician. For the American football player, see Fred "Curly" Morrison. For the American inventor, see Walter Frederick Morrison.

Fred Morrison (born 1963) is a Scottish musician and composer.[1][2][3] He has performed professionally on the Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, low whistles and the Irish uilleann pipes.[3][4]

He holds the record for the most Macallan Trophys at the Lorient festival, having received the trophy seven 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)
  • Dunrobin Place (2012)[1]

Fred Morrison and Jamie McMenemy

  • Up South (2003)[7]

Various artists including Fred Morrison

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


  1. ^ a b c d 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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