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Bruce Gandy

Bruce Gandy
Bruce is a prolific teacher, performer, and composer for the bagpipe. He won the Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting in 2002, and in 2003 won the Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering and the Bratach Gorm. He hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

B.C. Celtic Pipes & Drums - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce finishes off the tune from last week... Silver Lakes Golden Jubilee... before jumping into a small 2/4 march called B.C. Celtic Pipes & Drums. Join us for another great small tune sesh!  

Miss Brianna Boyd's Arrival - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce works with the class on two simple 3/4 retreat marches, Miss Brianna Boyd's Arrival and Silver Lakes Golden Jubilee. A lovely set of tunes to add to your repertoire. Come on in!  

The Wobbly Knee - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce teaches his rhythmic mindbender of a tune, aptly named The Wobbly Knee. Join us to expand your experience in rhythm in this challenging 2/4 march.  

Waiting for Alexander - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce teaches a very personal tune about the birth of his first son. It is a 9/8 slow air with an interesting back story. Come on in and check it out!  

Coppermill Studio - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce takes you through one of his own compositions, a slip jig called Coppermill Studio. I really neat tune in a rare key for the pipes. Come on in!  

Lament for Susan of Runzeme & Miss Ronnie Eastwood - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce takes you through two different tunes this week. First a 6/8 slow march called the Lament for Susan of Runzeme, a sweet minor tune for you. Second, a major key 9/8 March called Miss Ronnie Eastwood. Join us for a great couple of small tunes to add to your repertoire!  

The Links of Cavendish - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce discusses the concept behind waltz reels and how they feel and play differently than other tunes in the same time signature. He teaches his own tune called the Links of Cavendish to demonstrate. Join us for something a little different!  

Lampson St March - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce teaches his own 12/8 March called the Lampson St March, a nice little tune with some challenging fingerwork. Join us for a great session!  

The Old Woman's Lullaby - Live Class - Part 3 (with Bruce Gandy)

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Bruce takes the class through Var 2 (the final variation) of this amazing tune. A great piobaireachd without crunluaths?! No reason to fear the piobaireachd anymore! Come on in!