Pleased to have started work on a new album with my friends in Passchendaele, Field Marshal Haig’s Own Pipes & Drums. Working alongside my great friend Erwin Ureel and Pipe Major Christophe Worstyn, the album will contain a blend of pipe band tracks and solos plus some new songs, guest artistes and one or two […]
Great to be back in Burns’ season and attending (and taking part) in various Burns’ suppers. Timeless words and music from our national bard, great entertainers, and fare to make a “weel swall’d kyte”.
The 100th anniversary of the armistice was a busy week for Alan. It started with an appearance at the Denny Civic Theatre in Dumbarton on 3rd November where Alan was joined on stage by Kevin McLean on the pipes. Speaking to the Dumbarton Reporter, organiser Mary Burch of the Skylark Trust, commented “We wanted the […]
It was an honour and pleasure to be part of the British Legion festival of remembrance in Corick House, Clogher on Wednesday 24th October. Superbly compered by Gary Wilson, among others the evening included contributions from Roughan Silver Band, Carntall & Augher Primary Schools Choir, James Emery, Strule River String Band, and the Ulster Scots […]
Wonderful tribute last night to Major William Beattie, sculptor of the 1514 Memorial in Hawick who fell in WW1 100 years ago (3rd October 1918). Great teamwork and community spirit from the people of Hawick.
Thanks to the many people who turned out last night to hear the presentation in Hawick High School by Alan Brydon and Ian Landles about William Beattie and the 1514 Memorial. William sculpted the magnificent memorial in the centre of the town, also known as “The Horse”, which was unveiled in 1914. He then enlisted […]
Alan Brydon’s specially commissioned song for the enhancement of the Scottish Memorial in Flanders on the 100th Anniversary of Passchendaele 2017. The song is dedicated to footballer Jimmy Speirs who played for Maryhill, Clyde, Glasgow Rangers, Bradford City, Leeds and Scotland. He famously scored the goal that won the F A Cup for Bradford in […]