About Pipe Major Donald Glass

Donald Glass

Donald Glass

I was born into a Glasgow family with a Hebridean background and joined the 214th Glasgow Company Boys’ Brigade when I was 12, it was there I learned to play the bagpipes.  I played with the band for several years during which time they won many championships in their grade.

At eighteen I attended the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and qualified as a piping instructor.

A few years later I was invited to join the Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities’ Officers’ Training Corps Pipes & Drums and I was appointed Pipe Major a year later.  I led the band to win many trophies, including the World Pipe Band Championship in their grade.  It was during this time I began to compose music.

I have composed music for many private and ceremonial occasions, including the Master Chefs of France on behalf of Scottish Development International, Scottish Rugby Union:  Sir Moir Lockhead – former CEO of FirstGroup PLC:  Mr Boyd Tunnock – MD of Tunnock’s PLC:  The Benevolent Society of the Licensed Trade of Scotland:  the Incorporation of Maltmen in Glasgow:  Tennent Caledonian Breweries:  Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Margaret Fulton – Australian Celebrity Chef.

I have enjoyed playing the bagpipes all over the world and composing music to celebrate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events in a unique and memorable way.

I look foward to hearing from you.

Donald Glass

Pipe Major Donald M R H Glass

Original bagpipe music composed especially for you

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