Angus MacKenzie is a native Gaelic speaker originally from Mabou, Cape Breton. His father emigrated from South Uist in the Western Isles to Canada, while his mother’s people are descended from the early settlers know as the Mabou Pioneers, who left from Lochaber. Having a long history with the College, as student, instructor, and band member, Angus was part of the award-winning Gaelic College pipe band who took the World-Champion title in 1994. Angus went to Scotland to study at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye where he still lives today.
The eldest of three brothers in a famous musical family, Angus and his fiddle-playing sibling Kenneth have released a much-anticipated album, Pìob is Fidheall. The album explores the long and deep connection the pipes and fiddle have within the Scottish tradition.