Solo Piping Achievements

2005 - Metro Cup, New York- now a six-time winner of the event [Piper and Drummer article]

2003 - Bratach Gorm [Blue Banner] for Piobaireachd at London Contest [Piper and Drummer article]

2003 - Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at Argyllshire Gathering, Oban [Piper and Drummer article]

2002 - Gold Medal for Piobaireachd at Northern Meeting, Inverness [Piper and Drummer article]

2002 - Metro Cup, New York- first four-time winner of the event [Piper and Drummer article]

The Springbank Invitational [L-R]: Bruce Gandy, Roddy MacLeod, Iain Speirs, Chris Armstrong, Gordon Walker, Angus MacColl, Willie McCallum, Murray Henderson.

2001 - 2nd in Gold Medal, Inverness, Scotland

1998-2001 - Atlantic Canadian Pipe Band Association - Champion Supreme for Open Piping

2000 - 3rd in Gold Medal, 2nd in Former Winner MSR - Inverness, Scotland

1999 - First Place in the March and Strathspey & Reel events, Inverness, Scotland

1998 - First Place Winner of the Competing Piper’s Silver Medal in Inverness, Scotland.

Six-time North American March champion

1998 - Fourth Place "Pipe Tune for the People’s Princess" composing competition

1997 - March/Strathspey/Reel winner at the prestigious Dan Reid Memorial, San Francisco

1997,1996- Gold Medal, Fergus, Ontario

1996 - Canadian Gold Medal, Maxville, Ontario

1990 - Strathspey and Reel, Argyllshire Gathering, Oban, Scotland

1990 - Jigs, Northern Meeting, Inverness, Scotland

1985 - Marches, Northern Meeting, Inverness, Scotland

Four-time North American Strathspey and Reel Champion

Pacific Coast overall champion 1979, 1980, 1982

West Coast Knockout Champion, 1982

Six-time Ontario Knockout Champion

Three-time winner of the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Piobaireachd, Vancouver Indoor Meet
See Piper and Drummer article.


Consistently taught private lessons on the Highland Bagpipes since turning professional in 1978

Instructor at the Kingston Summer School of Piping 1995, 1996, 1997

Bruce instructs new pipers at the Halifax Citadel

Instructed at the Spokane Piobaireachd Society summer school in 1978-1982

Chief Instructor at the Spokane Piobaireachd Society summer school in 1988 and 1990. In charge of   overseeing the classroom structure, making a commitment to see every student in the school privately in the two weeks that the school runs. Responsible for the tuition of the other instructors at the school.

Instructed at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton in 1990.

Have instructed individuals and bands in a series of weekend clinics for the past 20 years in New Brunswick, Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax, Portland, Chicago, Boston, New York, Florida and Minnesota. Dealt with all aspects of piping and pipe band playing.

Currently on the judges panel in Ontario, the Prairies, and both east and west coasts of Canada as well as the western United States

Pipe Band Experience

Joined 78th Highlanders [Citadel] of Halifax, and have played a leadership role in music and set-up. 2003 Canadian and North American Champions.

World Champions, 1987 and North American  champions 13 times. Pipe Sergeant of the 78th Fraser Highlanders from 1995-97. Member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band from 1982-1997

Joined City of Victoria Pipe Band at age 12 and played with them from 1974-1982.