David Meeting Prince Charles

An Irishman through and through, David was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and started to play the bagpipes at the young age of thirteen. In his quest to develop and improve his talent, he joined the Irish Guards Pipe Band.  David regularly performed at such events as State Banquets and the Annual Trooping of the Colour at Horse Guards in London in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.

After numerous successes in many solo piping competitions, David was soon posted to the Guards Depot Piping School as a piping instructor for the Irish and Scots Guards.  There he received further advanced instruction and mentoring from the famous Pipe/Major Jimmy Banks.  During his 5 years with the piping school, David won the

World Championships and also the London Society Solo Piping Competition in both the “Piobaireachd“ and “March, Strathspey and Reel” disciplines.  He then attended military piping courses at the Army School of Piping (at Edinburgh Castle) under the watchful eye of the late Pipe/Major Angus Macdonald.  Following a glowing recommendation from the school, David attended the 9-month pipe majors course and achieved a Grade A pass.


David then proceeded to take on the appointment of Pipe/Major with the British Army.  During his spare time, he was also Pipe/Major of the award winning Leapoughs Pipe Band from Northern Ireland.  David led the band to great success in the competition scene with one

memorable achievement being a second place in the European Pipe Band Competition in Scotland.

Just before starting to play a few Jigs on the Bagpipes at 13,000 feet

David has built his own business on quality, service and reliability.  This is evidenced by his close relationship with the Bagpipe Makers of Destination, David Naill & Co, for the past 20 years.  The Piper’s Corner also trade in reasonably priced, high quality pipe band drums and uniforms.  The shop dose give a special discount for band and bulk orders.

Please contact the Piper’s Corner Shop team for further professional advice and information.