Be blown away by one of Scotland’s finest pipers

Fred Morrison
Fred Morrison

Renowned Scottish piper, Fred Morrison, will be helping audiences celebrate St Andrews Day in style in Eyemouth.

On Wednesday, November 30, as part of his annual winter tour, Morrison will display his excellent piping skills at Eyemouth Hippodrome.

Justly famed for his passionately expressive style, deeply rooted in the Gaelic traditions of his father’s native South Uist, and enriched by influences from far and wide, he has been dubbed “the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes”.

Fred is equally accomplished on the great Highland bagpipes, Scottish smallpipes, whistles and the Irish uilleann pipes.

He has featured in the seminal Scottish bands Clan Alba and Capercaillie, and is also a record-breaking champion on the competitive piping circuit.

This summer, Fred secured the coveted McCrimmon Trophy at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient for a record breaking eighth time.

He returned from the Festival, having won the Pibroch trophy, to launch his new uilleann pipes, at Piping Live in Glasgow.

This was followed by a trip to the States, where he gave performances and workshops in Seattle and Lake Tahoe.

Morrison’s solo Scottish tour starts with a performance at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye, and continues for 18 nights performing in concert halls, arts centres and village halls, the length and breadth of the country, taking him as far south as Dumfries.

As an acclaimed composer of traditional music, Fred will be playing a selection of his own material on the reelpipes, Highland pipes, uilleann pipes and low whistle and the music will be bound together by stories about the tunes and about his life as a touring musician.

Included in the songs he will be playing are Seonaidh’s Tune, The Kansas City Hornpipe, The Lochaber Badger, Leaving Uist and Frances Morton’s reel.

The performance will commence at 8pm. Refreshments (including a selection of pies) will be available.

To book tickets and for more information go to www.eyemouthhippodrome.org or telephone 01890 750099,