So this was where my piping career started, at my Granny's house outside Dunoon in Argyll on the West coast of Scotland over 48 years ago.
My name is from the Gaelic and means the fairy folk or magic folk from the Scottish West coast mountain of Ben Cruachan.
I played for various pipe bands in Scotland and also played the pipes for a troupe of travelling ex world champion highland dancers.
I was taught the pipes by Andy Tait of Dunoon, Nephew of the great Pipe Major John McLellan DCM, Highlind Light Infintary and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who was also a great friend of my grandfathers, George Montgomery of Dunoon.
I was given the great honour of playing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the West coast of Scotland in 1982 to launch a ship at Fergusons shipyard on the river Clyde.
I was also given the great honour of playing for the vice president of the United States Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale when he visited the Americian submarine base at the Holy Loch back in 1980.
I was official piper to the United States Navy Polaris and Poseidon nuclear submarine base at the Holy Loch in Scotland.