Allan MacDonald, two-time Clasp winner and advocate of traditional pibroch settings and styles, will be bringing his considerable musical experience to judges panels in Scotland.
To learn more about him, visit his website here.
This represents a remarkable moment for those looking to compete with traditional settings, since Allan is deeply versed in Campbell Canntaireachd and has taught (National Piping Centre) a style of pibroch performance informed by his native Gaelic musical background.
We may begin to hear new and unfamiliar interpretations on the boards in Scotland.
For an idea of his perspective on pibroch, here is is lecture at the College of Piping given in 2016.