I have been working away recently on creating Scotland’s first ever collaborative charity folk single with a track i have composed called ‘Our Heroes’
This idea was inspired to me through the incredible story of Lance Corporal Donald Patterson who fought with the 4th Cameron Highlanders, who fell on the 18th May 1915 at the Battle of Festubert.
His bagpipes were then sent home and have continued to progress through his family ever since. I wanted to record those very bagpipes on the track alongside an array of Scotland’s finest talent and release the track 100 years on to the very day that Donald fell in France and donate all proceeds to Scotland’s veterans charity, Erskine.
Huge thank you again to everyone who donated their time and talents for this very worthwhile charity.
Phil Cunningham, Duncan Chisholm, Julie Fowlis, Siobhan Miller, Ali Hutton, Martin O’Neill, Ewen Henderson, Ryan Murphy, Scott Mackay, Duncan Lyall, Alec Dalglish, Scott Wood, Ross Ainslie, Chris Pugh, Douglas West, Leon Thorne, Duncan MacGillivray, Iain Anderson, Jack Smedley, Adam Sutherland, Marc Clement, Calum Malcolm, Grant MacFarlane, Gorbal Sounds Studio, Angus Stirrat and my dad Hughie.