Piper, Whistler, Flautist…
Hamish comes from the small village of Carrbridge seated in Cairngorm’s National Park. Originally a fiddle player he began playing the pipes at the age of 9 under the tuition of Lewis Barclay. During school he became a member of the Highland Youth Pipe Band and the City of Inverness Pipe Band which included playing for the Dalai Lama during his tour of Scotland. From a young age he has been heavily involved in the Fèisean movement, including participating in the local ceilidh trail and tutoring at the Fèis.
During 2014 Hamish began studying at Lews Castle College, Benbecula for an HNC in traditional music where he received tuition from Iain MacDonald (Glenuig). As well as receiving lessons on pipes, he also had his first taster of wooden flute which automatically sparked an interest in learning the instrument. Having lived on Uist for the previous two years, Hamish takes a large influence from the Gaelic culture and its’ music which is evident through his playing.