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Daniel Emery, BS Geography, B-Arch

Adjunct Professor
Specialty: Scottish Bagpipes

Biography:

Daniel Emery has been playing Highland bagpipes since 1979, Scottish small pipes since 1989, and Border pipes since 2005. Dan also plays Irish style wooden flute and has been learning Scottish style fiddle. His first Bagpipe instructors of note were: Pipe Majors Tom Hinchey and later, Chris Hamilton, and Scott Walker. He has also taken lessons and attended workshops by such notables as: Sir James MacIntosh, MBE; PM Alasdair Gilles; Norman Gilles; PM Brian Donaldson, PM James McGillivray, PM Al MacMullan, Mike Rodgers, June Hanley, Patrick Regan, and John Bottomly. Dan taught the Cameron Highlanders pipe band grade five section in 2004, leading them to an overall second place finish for the season. Dan also served as Pipe Major for the band in 2008. Dan is in demand as a piper for Scottish country dancing and has played at dances and dance camps from North Carolina to Maine. He can be heard playing pipes and wooded flute on two CDs produced by the Scottish Weekend camp; "Memories of Scottish Weekend", and "More Memories of Scottish Weekend." He is also a member of the band Thistle House, which has just released its first recording, “Thistle House, Live”. Dan has also appeared as a piper and dancer in Rose Valley Chorus' production of "Brigadoon" and performed many times for The Philadelphia Christmas Revels.

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