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
78th HIGHLANDERS [CITADEL]
Joined 78th Highlanders [Citadel] of Halifax, and have played a leadership role in music and set-up. 2003 Canadian and North American Champions.
78th FRASER HIGHLANDERS
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
CITY OF VICTORIA
Joined City of Victoria Pipe Band at age 12 and played with them from 1974-1982.