James has played the bagpipes since 1980. He is passionate about developing young pipers but works with pupils of any age: from 8 to 80 - some younger and some older as well.
He teaches the bagpipes at two Cambridge schools: King's College and St Faith's.
James holds the Scottish Qualifications Authority Level 6 Awards in Scottish Bagpipe Solo Performance and Theory.
His competition successes include:
Winner Grade 2 CLASP Pibroch at the World Solo Championships 2020
Winner amateur Pibroch at the Corby Highland Games 2018
First place CLASP Grade 2 Pibroch at the Scottish Piping Society of London’s annual competition 2016
Second place at the CLASP Grade 2 World Solo Championships 2016
First place CLASP Grade 2 Pibroch at the Army School of Piping Competition in 2015