Roddy MacDonald was originally from Inverness. His father was the renowned player, judge and composer of music, William MacDonald (of Benbecula) and his grandfather, Donald MacDonald, was Pipe-Major of the 1st Battalion the Highland Light Infantry.

Roddy’s music has been recorded by a variety of artists and bands, including The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, The Black Watch, The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, The Scots Guards, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, Shooglenifty, The Tannahill Weavers, MacUmba, Ceolbeg, Slainte Mhath, Martyn Bennett, Gordon Duncan and many more, like The Finlay MacDonald Band.

Roddy has had outstanding success as a composer of music with inclusions in over 50 recordings to date. In 1986 he published the Clanranald Collection of bagpipe music and in 2003 released his debut album ("Good Drying") which has received a considerable number of rave reviews in the international music press.

Roddy's book of tunes, simply titled "The Collection," spans his many years of composing, and includes mand of his most-sought-after compositions.


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The Collection