Dougie Pincock

Dougie Pincock started his musical career as a Highland piper at primary school in Barrhead, near Glasgow, in 1970. He played Highland and small pipes, whistle, flute, saxophone and percussion in Battlefield Band during the 1980s, appearing on three studio albums and one live one, and touring throughout Europe, North America and Australasia. He left in 1990, and spent the 1990s teaching in various settings including many Fèisean, the Easterhouse Arts Project, the newly opened Piping Centre, and the first degree course in Scottish music at the (then) R.S.A.M.D.  

In 2000, he was appointed as the first Director of the National Centre. He retired from that post in July 2023 and is now combining freelance performing, teaching and recording with being a Papa.

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