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Bryan Robinson

Pipe Band Major

Pipe Major Bryan J. Robinson is the current piping instructor at Ampleforth College and Director of the School’s Pipe Band, having held the post for twenty five years.

He has taught over 200 Pipers and Drummers during this time.  Originally from Dumbarton, Scotland, he started piping at the age of ten in his local Pipe Band, becoming the Band`s Pipe Major at the age of just twenty one.  He moved to Glasgow to join one of the top grade Pipe Bands and thereafter joined Polkemmet Pipe Band, winner of the Scottish and European Championships and runner-up at the World Championships.

Previously he has been Pipe Major of the City of Newcastle Pipe Band who compete actively in contest around the      country and are currently one of England’s foremost Pipe Bands.

Students young and old at various schools in the North East have benefitted from his ability to motivate and inspire, and he has influenced the musical journeys of many Ampleforth pipers and entertained many audiences at Ampleforth events around the country.

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