02.07.2012 - Rezension zu "REED ADVENTURES" von Bruce Campbel, (... a life spent as a professional piper (with service as a regular army pipe major), a successful solo and pipe band career combined with a professional writing, editing and publishing background.)
"... His debut CD "Reed Adventures" is a neo-piping travel which
explores his own compositions with the background of, largely,
sypathetic other instrumentation.
His travels into rock music always have a strong Celtic background
which gives the CD instant listener appeal."
"...it is a highly enjoyable CD."
Reed the full review in "Piping World 40"
Bruce Campbell was originally taught at Queen Victoria
School, Dunblane by Pipe Major John M MacKenzie and later received tuition via
the Army School of Piping system as well as Piobaireachd instruction from Donald
Bain. He has won a number of solo prizes and although the best years of his
career were spent in Australia he has also won prizes in Scotland and England.
He has pipe majored a number of bands and says that he is “proud of the fact
that his bands have won prizes in Scotland, England, Holland, Dubai and
Australia.” He also heads up THE PIPING SCHOOL.
His only tutors at any level (and in order) have been
John M MacKenzie (Queen Victoria School), Bill Brown and Bobby Tait (Canberra,
as a teenager), Tony Crease and Jock Allan (Royal Scots Dragoon Guards), John
MacLellan, Andrew Pitkeathly and John Allan (Army School of Piping), Tom Speirs
and Donald Bain (Piobaireachd tuition). To them all, he is eternally grateful
and acknowledges a huge debt of quality tuition and enthusiasm.