James has played the bagpipes since 1980. He is passionate about developing young pipers but works with beginners/intermediates of any age.
James holds the Scottish Qualifications Authority Level 6 Awards in Scottish Bagpipe Solo Performance and Theory.
His competition successes include:
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 Piping Competition 2016
First place CLASP Grade 2 Pibroch at the Army School of Piping Competition in 2015
Winner of the Alan Gilmour Quaich and Black Watch trophies at the Royal Scottish Piper’s Society’s Annual Competition in 2015.