Bagpiper Gerald Muirhead
Gerald Muirhead was born and raised in Edinburgh and completed his study of piping under the late Pipe-Major Angus MacDonald M. B. E..
He was a piper with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and learned much of his piping there. The world-wide million seller Amazing Grace was performed by this pipe band and the recording is still available on CD.
After leaving the pipe band he has been in great demand as a solo piper. He has played on top of the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle during the Edinburgh International Festival and was filmed by the BBC.
He has played at many music festivals in Europe, and he has had the honour of performing for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
He is very interested in Japanese history and came to Japan in 1992. He has been active as a piper and teacher. He has won several top prizes in International bagpipe contests in Asia since 1993.
He is a member of The Japan Scotland Association contributing friendship, culture and education between Scotland and Japan. He also teaches British culture and lifestyle at university.
Gerald often plays bagpipes at the British Embassy for various occasions.