Lorne MacDougall

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Musically qualified, award winning Bagpiper specialising in session bagpipes. Open for advice, collaboration and brainstorming! Also performer of Celtic Winds (Low Whistle, Penny Whistle etc).

Lorne MacDougall is one of Scotland's leading contemporary bagpipers and musicians. He is known for seamlessly integrating his sounds into outstanding soundtracks with credits ranging from movies including “Brave”, “Whisky Galore” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2” to television shows like “Doctor Who” and “Thunderbirds”. His musical talents have brought the attention of such luminaries as Academy Award Nominated composer John Powell describing him as “clearly a hybrid who really does understand the rest of the musical world from the point of view of a being a piper”. Most recently he recorded the bagpipes for Thomas Newman's score for "Victoria and Abdul" starring Dame Judi Dench.

Lorne is one of Scotland leading innovative traditional musicians. 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.

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6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Mikael Ö.
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    Excellent, great recordings and a pleasure to work with.

  2. Review by Lee K.
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    Great musician, really stuck it out to the end. Cheers!

  3. Review by Yaniv Y.
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    Professional , Very good sound quality , kind , Communicative , fast response ,and whats really awesome that he is a TOP NOTC Musician / Bagpipes & Flute Player

  4. Review by Nick G.
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    Lorne is wonderful to work with. He's talented, fast and professional. I gave him a pop song, asked him to compose and play an accompanying bagpipes piece and 48 hours later it was in my hands. The bagpipes were excellent. Well done!

  5. Review by mariano s.
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    Excellent bagpipe and whistle player and a pleasure to work with!

  6. Review by Zooey
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    Lorne did a great job on our song, his pipes added a lot of flavor. Would definitely work with him again.

Interview with Lorne MacDougall

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Transcribing from a sampled bagpipe, then finding ways to make it happen!

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Problem Solving! If the customer has little understanding of bagpipes, I can help out.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: Bagpipe arranger and performer for many movie soundtracks. Most recently How To Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World.

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