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Teenage musician from Ullapool awarded place in National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland


By Hector MacKenzie

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A WESTER Ross teenager has earned a place in the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland Development Band.

Hardie Crawford (16), a fifth-year pupil at Ullapool High School, was hailed after successfully passing his audition.

The youngster is currently receiving piping tuition in school via High Life Highland and is a prominent member of Ullapool & District Pipe Band.

The band posted: "This is a testament to the hard work and dedication Hardie has for his piping and the band, well done!"

Hardie said: "I’m really excited for this opportunity and hopefully it leads to great things."

He played Kirstie McCallman's Favourite (John Maclennan);J.F. Mackenzie of Garrynahine (WJ Ross); Kelsey’s Wee Reel (Iain Symington);Mrs Macleod of Raasay (Trad.) (Arr. Islay Pipe Band) and Kelsey’s Wee Reel Key Change (Arr. Kansas City St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums).

Anyone interested in joining the Ullapool band, or taking lessons, is invited to get in touch.

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