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Carl Donley

Carl Donley
Carl Donley is professional piper who hails originally from Chicago. He has been playing for over 20 years and has taken numerous prizes in solos throughout his rise to the professional grade. Carl got his pipe band start with the Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders in south Florida, and also played in the Grade 2 Chicago Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band during high school, before joining The Oran Mor Pipe Band in 2008. In addition to playing in Oran Mor, Carl was the Pipe Major of The Iona College Pipe Band during his four years at Iona College. He is now the Chief Operating Officer at the Piper's Dojo.

Sleepy Maggie (Dot Cut) - Part 1 (with Carl Donley)

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Today we look at a classic tune which is often played in the round idiom. Today, we switch things up a bit a look at it as a Dot Cut Reel instead! We focus on fusion and reel expression, and how dot/cut rhythm differs in a reel as compared to a March or Strathspey. Part 1

The Liberton Pipe Band - Part 2 (with Carl Donley)

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In this class Carl looks at gracenote sync, embellishment orientation and true mastery of fusion while learning the catchy 2/4 The Liberton Pipe Band. Part 2.

The Liberton Pipe Band - Part 1 (with Carl Donley)

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In this class Carl looks at gracenote sync, embellishment orientation and true mastery of fusion while learning the catchy 2/4 The Liberton Pipe Band. Part 1.

Muir of Ord - Part 4 (with Carl Donley)

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In this class we continue with the forth part of Muir of Ord. We further hone our fusion and beat orientation skills.

Muir of Ord - Part 3 (with Carl Donley)

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In this class we continue with the third part of Muir of Ord. We further hone our fusion and beat orientation skills.

Muir of Ord - Part 2 (with Carl Donley)

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In this class we continue with the second part of Muir of Ord. We further hone our fusion and beat orientation skills.

Muir of Ord - Part 1 (with Carl Donley)

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A classic and easy 2/4 compeititon march with focus on fusion and timing; Part 1

The City of Hastings Highland Pipe Band Part 4

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Today we look at the 4th part of the City of Hasting Pipe band. This wonder 4/4 march is excellent for working on short note fusion into low hand technique.

The City of Hastings Highland Pipe Band Part 3

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Today we look at the 3rd part of the City of Hasting Pipe band. This wonder 4/4 march is excellent for working on short note fusion into low hand technique.