Iain MacFadyen

Iain MacFadyen comes from a famous family of pipers which hailed originally from Bunessan in Mull though Iain himself was born in Glasgow. He took up the pipes at an early age, receiving advanced tuition from the late Roderick MacDonald - a fine teacher as well as one of the leading interpreters of piobaireachd music of the last generation. His influences can be detected in Iains relaxed and thoughtful approach to piobaireachd. His record as one of the leading competitors of his day is unrivalled

The Grants Piping Championships, now the Glenfiddich, is the yardstick by which great pipers are judged, especially as it is 'by invitation only' and the invitations are carefully handed out to winners of other competitions and Championships. Firmly establishing his place in the piping world, Iain won the competition outright on four occasions, in1977, 1981, 1984 and 1986.

Equally memorable and important and easily confirming his stature in the world of piping, Iain was also the proud holder of a 100% attendance record at the Silver Chanter competition held at Dunvegan Castle, home of the MacLeods and home of the legendary MacCrimmons on the Isle of Skye, winning this competition on four occasions.

Iain also served as a piper in the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and later taught piping in the local schools around the Kyle of Lochalsh.

Iain has recorded one album for Temple Records: Iain MacFadyen - Ceol Mor Ceol Beag (Temple Records COMD2018)