Iain MacInnes

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Iain MacInnes
Origin Scotland
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Instrumentalist, radio producer
Instruments Scottish smallpipe, tin whistle
Associated acts The Tannahill Weavers, Smalltalk, Ossian

Iain MacInnes is a Scottish folk musician, currently working as the producer of the BBC Radio Scotland bagpipe music program Pipeline. He was formerly presenter of that program, before taking a one-year sabbatical in 2002 to write a book on piping in the 20th century. It airs on BBC Radio Scotland at 21:05 GMT on Saturdays.

He has played the Scottish smallpipes and whistles in a number of folk bands including The Tannahill Weavers, Smalltalk, Ossian, and his own band. He has released a solo CD on Greentrax records called Tryst.

He also writes for the pipes | drums magazine.[1]


  • Canterach - Canterach (2001, Lochshore, LDL 1303)
  • Iain MacInnes - Tryst (1999, Greentrax, CDTRAX 182)
  • Ossian - The Carrying Stream (1997, Greentrax, CDTRAX 127)
  • Various - Grand Concert of Scottish Piping (1996, Greentrax, CDTRAX 110)
  • Smalltalk - Smalltalk (1994, Greentrax, CDTRAX 079)


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