Pipe Major David Hutton has been playing for more than 60 years, playing
with just 4 bands since 1945, when he started with Newmains and District. In
1949, He joined Muirhead and Sons Pipe Band from Grangemouth who went on to
win the World Pipe Band Championships eight times during his 30 years with
In 1978, Muirheads disbanded and David became a member of Shotts and
Dykehead Caledonia, under the leadership of Tom McAllister Jnr. Shotts won
the World Championship title in 1980, making a total of nine such wins over
the course of his career. During his time with these two bands, he picked up
many band prizes including 5 Guiness Medals and travelled all over the
world, entertaining the public and taking part in competition piping.
In 1994, David landed the dream job of resident piper at The Gleneagles
Hotel in Perthshire where he regularly plays at weddings and other hotel
functions. The title of his CD, �Tunes from The Glen� was inspired by his
involvement with this prestigious establishment, locally known as �The
Glen�. All of the material on the album features regularly in his
The CD was recorded and produced by Davie Scott (Pearlfishers, Ricky Ross,
Amy Allison) at East Kilbride Arts Centre between March and December 2004.
Davie also added guitar, bodhran, percussion and keyboards to several
The 'bonus track' is a sprited spoken word rendition of "Address To the Haggis".
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