As a member of George Watson's College Pipe Band he won British and Scottish Pipe band championships, and later became Pipe Major. Roderick has also played with Grade 1 Band Torphichan and Bathgate in top adult competition against the best pipers in the world.
On the solo circuit, Roderick picked up a Bronze Medal in the Cowal World Solo Championships, as well as winning the Lothian and Borders Solo Competition.
Roderick is happy to mingle some traditional tunes, with more contemporary music. Guaranteed to have guests' feet tapping within seconds. From Marches, Strathspeys, and Reels, to Hornpipes and Jigs, Slow Airs and Durges.
For the last eight years, Roderick has worked as a professional piper, entertaining people from all over the world, from Scotland to the Ukraine, Australia and Kenya. He has played at foreign weddings, ex-patriot Burns Suppers as well as entertaining on board Scotland's only International cruise ship, The Hebridean Spirit.
Roderick has participated in Scottish shows, Highland Games, Hen Nights, concerts, even giving an assembly to a Kenyan school. Corporate events in the past have made a lasting impression on guests, making them remember fondly the night they have had. For a special birthday treat, a rendition of happy birthday can be played, guaranteed to make the day unforgettable.
Roderick will attend events throughout the central regions of Scotland, supplying 5 star hotels and castles, as well as entertainment agencies and private clients. He is more than happy to pack his pipes and travel a little further to make your event memorable.
Full ceremonial number 1 dress is worn for most occasions. Roderick wears a Ramsay tartan kilt and a horse hair sporran with the military black tunic plaid. The outfit is finished off with a feather bonnet. For less formal events, Roderick can appear in number 2 uniform, comprising of a kilt and Prince Charlie jacket.