Began learning bagpipes age 10, also played recorder through primary school and euphonium through highschool.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I play in Vienna-based band 'Celtica - Pipes Rock!', brainchild of guitarist Gajus Stappen. I was drafted into the band in October 2010 to take over from the previous lead piper who had other commitments. We currently tour central Europe and North America from Spring to Autumn, nowadays in the headline slot at festivals more often than not. When I'm not touring with Celtica, I play in Edinburgh-based folk band 'The Gorms'. We met at University in Edinburgh and currently play in the city centre three or four nights a week as well as weddings and private parties etc
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Smallest audience would probably have been in a pub in Edinburgh in the early days of the Gorms or another band I was in during my student years, just a handful at the most. the biggest to date I'm not sure about, but I know we'll have audiences of 10,000+ at the bigger shows with Celtica this year.