Born in Scotland a long, long time
ago, and moved to Canada at an early age.
started Piping at the age of six, he then joined the White Hackle Pipe Band.
years and 10 instructors later Graham joined the Seaforth Highlanders Cadet Pipe Band of
Canada. He was the youngest person ever to join the Cadets.
This is when Graham met
Ed Esson MBE. Ed started Graham down the right path and introduced him to Donald Macleod
MBE at the Nelson School of Piping.
the mid 70's, Graham left the Seaforth Highlanders to join the Triumph Street Pipe Band
under the direction of Hal Senyk. Triumph Street went overseas to
compete at the World
Championships and in 1979 Triumph Street placed fifth; the Drum Corps won the World Drum
Corps Championships. This was the first
time a major award left Scotland in the Grade 1
later joined and became the Pipe Major of the Maple Ridge Legion Pipe Band. In two years
the Band went from a humble Grade 3, to winning prizes
in Grade 2.
is now the Band Manager and Instructor for the White Spot Pipe Band. This Band takes
on beginners from 8 to 14. Members may play till they are 18.
times Finalist at the BC Pipers Association Knockout competition, Graham has 10
students and is an Instructor at Coeur d' Alene School of Piping and
Drumming. Graham is
an International Teacher, Judge and Recitalist.
is now taking on a new task of forming a new Grade 3 Pipe Band. This involves fund raising
for uniforms, new members, practice area and music.
So if anyone out there has a spare
for 20+ years and the father of three sons'. The journey continues