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Lindsay Davidson


Lindsay Davidson studied at the Reid School of Music in the University of Edinburgh - the first person in the world to finish any music academy majoring as a ‘piper. He continued his post-graduate studies with the double specialisation in composition and computer sound synthesis in 1996 and shortly afterwards started his pedagogical and performing activities founding several pipe bands and a music school for which he developed a new system of teaching piping, adopted across the world. He gave this up to spend time in Poland with his wife Irena. His 'teach yourself bagpipes' site is one result of this. He has also prepared a short teach yourself species counterpoint course*.

In 2007 Lindsay received his PhD in Musical Composition with a thesis called "Towards A Fusion Of Western Classical/Contemporary And Traditional Scots Bagpipe Composition Techniques: “Manntaireachd” and a large body of compositions. For more information about this, please download this short essay - as a pdf.

Lindsay Davidson has held the honorary positions of Clan Piper since 1992 and from 1987 till 2001 was “Town Piper to Linlithgow” (his home town). In Autumn 2004, after a great many commissions, was appointed composer to the Court of the Baron of Ardgowan. He is also 'Musician in Residence' for the British International School of Cracow.

Lindsay also translates and proof reads documents from Polish to English. This started as a music only service but is now available for other types of text. Clients have included festivals, events organisers and publishers such as PWM.

You can listen to short samples from some of the tracks from this artist using the player below.




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