Scott Long

Scott began playing bagpipes at the age of 10 in his native New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and began his pipe band competition career with the 1989 North American Grade III Champions Clan Thompson Pipe Band under the leadership of Pipe Major Scott Williams. After spending his early years of development with Clan Thompson, Scott moved on to compete with the former Halifax Police Association Pipes and Drums (Grade I) lead by Pipe Major Doug Boyd.

After a chance meeting at a square dance in Cape Breton with child prodigy violinist Ashley MacIsaac, Scott was approached by MacIsaac to join his band and toured as the piper in MacIsaac’s band the Kitchen Devils. During this period of Ashley’s musical rise to fame, Scott performed on Ashley’s Triple Platinum album, “Hi, How Are You Today.”

In 1999, Scott joined the American Celtic rock band Seven Nations from Orlando, Florida. A fiercely independent band, which engages in its own bookings, merchandising, recording, manufacturing, distribution, and marketing, Seven Nations has sold over 250,000 copies of its recordings worldwide.

Scott has performed on recordings by several artists including Alert the Medic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, MacKeel and Mary Jane Lamond.

A former long-time pipe major with the Dartmouth and District Pipe Band, Scott is currently a piper with the 78th Highlanders Halifax Citadel Pipe Band (Grade I) and a piping student of Silver Star winner Alex Gandy.
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