Lorne MacDougall, from Carradale in Kintyre, is a contemporary piper and multi-instrumentalist known for seamlessly integrating his sounds into movie and television soundtracks with credits including “Brave”, “Whisky Galore” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, “Doctor Who” and “Thunderbirds”.
He toured for 5 years with the pioneering traditional folk band The Tannahill Weavers, piping supergroup Tryst and co-produced and performed all releases from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. He makes regular media appearances ranging from talent shows like “The X Factor” and “Come Dine with Me” to crime dramas such as BBC 1’s “Shetland” and is no stranger to presenting being behind the online radio show “PlanetPipe” and occasional presenter on BBC Radio Scotland. As a composer his tunes have been recorded by some of the folk scene’s greatest artists as well as taken on board as the theme tune to Sky Sports’ SPL Football coverage.
Recent times have seen him achieve a 2012 MG Alba Scots Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year Nomination and previously placed 3 times in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Final. He has an Honours Degree in Scottish Music specialising in Bagpipes.