Conal McDonagh is a piper from Poolewe in Wester Ross. Influenced by both his Scottish upbringing and Irish heritage, Conal plays the Irish Uilleann pipes as well as the Scottish Highland and Border pipes, whistles and flute.

Conal developed his music through Fèis Rois tuition weeks, studied at the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton and graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

A winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award as part of the Mischa MacPherson Trio, Conal continues to work with both new and established artists, including Breabach, Duncan Chisholm, Cara Dillon and The Paul McKenna Band and also writes and performs with innovative folk/electronica band Inyal.