About Paul Macleish
Paul started playing the great highland bagpipes, and Celtic music when he was 12 years old. Paul was born and raised not far from the Scottish Border, and piping and Celtic music has always been in his family and in his blood.
Paul tells the story of how he remembers his Dad coming home one day from work with a practice chanter. The practice chanter is a small flute like instrument you use to practice bagpipe movements before you actually get on the pipes.
He said “Ok Son, it’s time you started to learn the art.”
Paul was very excited to say the least! He started to learn the bagpipes. It took a few weeks before he was ready to attempt his first tune, and he says that he probably sounded horrible when he did, but he persevered.
Over the next few years Paul became addicted to piping,
and Celtic music.
Paul joined several Celtic folk bands in the UK and played in pubs, clubs and folk clubs from an early age.
In 1990 Paul emigrated to the USA and has been very active in the Scottish and Celtic music scene.
Paul is the founder of the popular Celtic Fusion band
The band travel the USA playing at large Celtic festivals and corporate events.
Paul and his band 'North of Argyll,' are regularly played on
Paul is available for solo musical events, as well as
bag-piping events, such as funerals, weddings,
and corporate functions.