THE MUSIC

Gordon was a compulsive composer and left a wealth of tunes many of which are now firmly established in the international pipe band and solo repertoire. Many of his tunes are available to hear in our video gallery.

SUPPORT BY DONATING

Your donations can help the Trust to sponsor and give financial awards worthy recipients, in line with our aims. We carefully consider all submissions and select those with the greatest merit and potential.

THE MAN

Some of the words used to describe Gordon Duncan include 'genius', 'fearlessly innovative' and 'a national treasure', but at heart he was an unassuming country lad with a passion for music.

SUPPORT BY SHARING

You can also support the Trust by spreading the word about us, our events and the opportunities for funding and participation to musicians, composers, music lovers and the wider world! We are on Facebook and Twitter too!

THE FUTURE

While Gordon's life was cut short, the Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust works to continue his legacy by encouraging participation in, the study and composition of, and innovation in, traditional music.

BUY MERCHANDISE

The official online shop includes Gordon's songbooks and music for purchase on CD or download, along with T-shirts and sweatshirts. We are working to bring new items soon... in particular reproduction pipes. Watch this space!

ABOUT GORDON DUNCAN

Gordon lived in in the town of Pitlochry in Perthshire, Scotland, and was widely regarded as one of the most skilled and innovative traditional music performers and composers of modern times. While steeped in the art of traditional highland piping, his approach to his music was imaginative, fresh and at times radical, to the extent that his influence can be heard within an entire generation of younger musicians across Scotland and well beyond.

Gordon died in December 2005, aged 41.

FUNDING RECIPIENTS

Feedback from some of the musicians and composers who received funding from the Trust recently:

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SPONSORSHIPS AWARDED

88

EVENTS HELD

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SOLO TUNES PUBLISHED

THE TRUSTEES

The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust has 12 trustees, 8 of whom have been trustees from the creation of the Trust in 2006. Safe hands as we work to continue Gordon's legacy.