“I first met John when he joined Inveraray and District Pipe Band, and it was instantly evident that, despite his young years, he was very talented. Having already used some of John’s compositions in the band, it came as no surprise to me that there are many gems in this extensive collection of music.
A particular favourite of mine – Chateau Unang – which, although technically challenging, is a good free flowing Strathspey. Additionally, there are some great tunes with unusual time signatures – Mackerel Sky and Cloud 18, the latter of which we play in the band and is a catchy, memorable piece.
In all, there is enough material for all interests in the piping world, ranging from the more traditional style to the more adventurous.
To John, I say congratulations on the publication of this fine book of his compositions and you, the musician, I sincerely hope you enjoy playing them.” Stuart Liddell, 2020.