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BBC Scotland Proms, Autumn 2005...

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“tremendous indeed

         ….a supreme Piper”    



          Shepherd MBE

Blown Away — the great new album

from Stuart Cassells

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"Stuart Cassells is making no small contribution to the world of contemporary piping. He is able to combine his traditional piping background with a real talent to entertain - a distinctive characteristic of this album." ...Fred Morrison

The pipes are like the open string Rickenbacker of Pete Townshend. Not much between them. There's also the lovely more traditional ballads where Stuart's pipes and his friends just make it a lovely noise to listen to. It certainly makes me want to pick up my pipes and play...  Well done Stuart and long may you reign.”      ...Phil Collins

Visit The Red Hot Chilli Pipers web site to hear their album and find out more

Stuart will be hosting “A Bit Of A Blow”  each Saturday evening from 24 June on Radio Scotland. It’s a six-part series exploring the modern world of piping.


With studio guests, chat, and plenty of live music, Stuart's themes range from women in piping to life behind the scenes in the pipe band world.


Tune in at 9pm each evening or visit Radio Scotland to listen again.

A Bit of a Blow on Radio Scotland

Red Hot Chilli Pipers; Foot Stompin’ Music

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama;

Hands Up For Trad; The Prince’s Trust

FORM A CIRCLE: Why not drop along to one of the major Pipe Band Championship events this summer:

2006 Dates:

Dumbarton (The Scottish) 20th May;

Pitlochry (The British) 24th June; Letterkenny, Eire (All Irish) 1st July; Gourock (European) 29th July;

Glasgow (Worlds) 12th Aug;

Dunoon (Cowal) 26th Aug.

STUART CASSELLS ON THE BBC: An entertaining contributor to many BBC Scotland Piping programs—from BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline to Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show. And did you catch him performing with The Red Hot Chilli Pipers featured on BBC Scotland’s “Piping Hot” documentary? For a quick sample of Stuart on BBC Radio Scotland’s “Travelling Folk” and “Take The Floor”  click here.




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Glasgow Green on Saturday 10th September 2005 hosted BBC Scotland’s contribution to the now nationwide BBC Proms Concerts. Like previous years, Glasgow, Belfast and Swansea hosted their own concerts before uniting via big-screen link-ups around the country for the live relay of the famous finale of the Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Performing on stage in Glasgow with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra were - the celebrated Scottish folk star Dougie MacLean; Irish soprano Ailish Tynan, one of the world's most acclaimed singing talents; and the exciting Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers. If that wasn't enough, they were joined by the acclaimed National Youth Choir of Scotland, and BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2005, piper Stuart Cassells. Wearing his now trademark red Sporran, Stuart led the orchestra in a highly orchestrated Highland Cathedral - an undoubted highlight of the evening.


Pictured above is Stuart with the dramatic spectacle of the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers behind.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are an exciting fast paced act for corporate entertainment with a pedigree that includes providing the finale for rock band “The Darkness” at T In The Park. Hear their album and find out more by clicking here.


“Blown Away” is the great new album from Stuart Cassells. Featuring many of Stuart’s friends “Blown Away” marks a fantastic debut for the show stopping Stuart Cassells. Undoubtedly a CD for both the piping enthusiast and for those that want bagpipes played in a contemporary setting.


Enjoy a few samples from “Blown Away” from Stuart Cassells by clicking on the sporrans below.

STUART CASSELLS ON CD: Hear a few samples from “Blown Away” the great new album from Stuart Cassells. Buy now.


Hear a different sample on each sporran