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Eric Ouellette

Eric Ouellette
Eric has been competing internationally at the professional level since age 16. A brief list of accomplishments include: first place in piobaireachd at both the George Sherriff invitational in Ontario (2003) and the Nicol Brown invitational (2004), 3rd in the MacGregor Memorial in Oban (2005), 3rd in the US silver medal at Kansas City (2006), 1st in the B piobaireachd at Perth (2013 and 2014), 1st in the open marches at Perth (2013), 1st in the B strathspey and reel at Oban (2014), and countless other domestic prizes and aggregates, along with an appearance with the Oran Mor Pipe Band in the Grade 1 final at the Worlds (2011), and a first place showing with the Stuart Highlanders in grade 1 at Perth (2014).

Heather Grant of Strathyre [Vintage]

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In this class, we cover Heather Grant, a nice 9/8 march, with a bit of audience participation.

Finlay McRae [Vintage]

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In this class we cover the slow air Finlay McRae, with some participation from students.

Repertoire expansion - Duncan MacColl [Vintage]

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In this class, we cover a nice 2/4 march, Duncan MacColl, taking the "bird's eye view" approach and covering a number of important considerations in performing this tune musically.

Dornie Ferry [Vintage]

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In this class we cover Dornie ferry, talking about rhythm, groove and pulsing.

Macneill's Farewell to Barra [Vintage]

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In this class we cover MacNeill's Farewell to Barra, a lovely wee slow air.

51st Highland Division [Vintage]

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In this class, we discuss the 51st Highland Division, talking a lot about articulation of embellishments and thinking about how to incorporate them into a tune in the most musical way possible.

The Black Isle [Vintage]

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In this class we cover a beautiful 9/8 march, the black isle. All things compound time are considered, so if you need help improving your 6/8 or 9/8 playing, this will help.

Kesh Jig [Vintage]

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In this class, we go over the Kesh Jig, a fairly simple two part tune which allows us to really work on our jig idiom.

The Grinder [Vintage]

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In this class, we go over a simple 9/8 jig, the grinder, and talk a whole lot about pulsing and groove!