News

May 2018

Hello Pipers and Drummers

We have just added 34 more tunes to our Bagpipe Tune Library. These tunes are all written by pipers I know and all excellent compositions.  “With a little help from my friends: they are:

  • Ancestral Voices – Piobaireachd by Scott MacAulay
  • Salute to Sir John A. MacDonald (Canada’s First Prime Minister) – Piobaireachd by Colin MacLellan
  • Captain Ronald Aumonier – 2/4 March by Peter Aumonier
  • Hansell and Duncan – Strathspey by Dan Diessner
  • Kathleen Gillies – Strathspey by Norman Gillies
  • Cathy McColl – Reel by James McColl
  • Chanter Free Zone – Reel by Adam Quinn
  • Reel for Jack – Reel by Raymond Barbour
  • Hen and the Turkey – 2 part, 2/4 March by Fred Morrison
  • White Hackle – 2 part, 2/4 March by James McWilliams
  • Braw Donald – 3/4 March by P/M Chris Hossack
  • Cleeve Common – 3/4 March by Steven Knox
  • Farewell to the Woods – 3/4 March by John Recknagel
  • Bill Trotter’s Farewell to Craigmont – 4/4 March by Jennifer Hutcheon
  • Jack Lee’s 20th PHSD at Silver Star – 4/4 March by Robert MacNeil
  • Lady Georgina Bruce – 4/4 March by P/M Donald Donaldson
  • Mrs. Jean Walsh – 6/8 March by Scott Williams
  • Allan Quinn – 9/8 March by P/M William Gilmour
  • Lampson St. March – 12/8 March by Bruce Gandy
  • Bad Liar – Hornpipe by Scott Orange
  • Barlinnie Highlander – Hornpipe by Robert Wallace
  • Mrs. Adeline Duncan – Hornpipe by Colin Magee
  • Pasta on Friday – Hornpipe by James P. Troy
  • Waxholm Ahoy – Hornpipe by Lewis Turrell
  • Bird’s Eye – Jig by Zavier Boyles
  • Long Island Jig – Jig by P/M Robert Mathieson
  • Thieves, Vagabonds and Cowboys – Jig by Bob Worrall
  • Young Patrick Carr – Jig by Terry Tully
  • Willie Gilles – Polka by Gary West
  • Angel’s Share – Slow Air by Iain MacHarg
  • Barbara’s Grace – Slow Air by P/M Albert Duncan
  • Fire Captain Patrick Ward – Slow Air by P/M Charles Martin
  • Peyton’s Day – Slow Air by John Toohey

There are a total of 3600 tunes, including 288 piobaireachds on our website. All are played by myself on the full bagpipe. When you download them you receive a recording of me playing the tune plus the written music n BMW and PDF format.

We hope you enjoy the music!

April 2018 – Iain MacCrimmon

We have just added 23 more tunes to our Bagpipe Tune Library, all composed by Iain MacCrimmon

Iain was born in Edmonton, Alberta and learned his piping in Canada. We still claim him as a Canadian even though he has been living in Scotland for many years now. Iain is a direct descendant of the MacCrimmons of Skye and was appointed the 10th hereditary piper to the MacLeod’s of Dunvegan in 1979. He has written many excellent tunes and published 4 books of music so far. Iain and Calum (very talented son) as publishing a book this summer entitled “A MacCrimmon Collection”. Included in this upload is a very nice piobaireachd composed by Iain – “Salute to Malcolm Roderick MacCrimmon”.

The tunes we have added, written by Iain MacCrimmon, are:

  • Salute to Malcolm Roderick MacCrimmon – Piobaireachd
  • Scotford – 4 part, Strathspey
  • Patrick MacIntyre’s Reel – 4 part, Reel
  • Brothers from Bothell – 4 part, Reel
  • Invespey – 2 part, 2/4 March
  • Jimmy’s Muckle – 2 part, 2/4 March
  • Prithard’s March – 2 part, 2/4 March
  • Pipe Major A. Stone – 3/4 March
  • Retreat to Fort Ground – 3/4 March
  • Andrew Wright of Paisley – 6/8 March
  • J.B. Tait – 6/8 March
  • Jimmy Stout – 6/8 March
  • Kate Anne MacCrimmon – 6/8 March
  • Kenneth MacCrimmon’s March – 6/8 March
  • City of Victoria Pipe Band – Hornpipe
  • Cunningham’s Fancy – Hornpipe
  • Dan Diessner – Hornpipe
  • Dusty Sporran – Hornpipe
  • Angus MacMillan (Vancouver) – Slow Air
  • Cumba Mhic Crriomainn – Slow Air
  • Ellan Vannin – Slow Air
  • Hebridean Lament – Slow Air
  • Que Pa Sa – 2 part, Strathspey

Our summer school, Piping Hot Summer Drummer, is currently holding its 25th anniversary Tune Writing contest. The prizes: 1 week scholarship to Piping Hot Summer Drummer – 2018 (one for piping, one for snare). The winning pipe tune is a very musical 4/4 march composed by Kevin Underwood from Nelson, BC. Piping Hot Summer Drummer’s 25th Anniversary is included in this upload.

There are a total of 3500 tunes, including 286 piobaireachds on our website. All are played by myself on the full bagpipe. When you download them you receive a recording of me playing the tune plus the written music n BMW and PDF format.

We hope you enjoy the music!

April 2018

We have just added nineteen more tunes to our Bagpipe Tune Library

I have been enjoying learning and playing many compositions by Michael Grey. Michael, from Dundas Ontario, is one of the most creative people I have ever met. His music is original, interesting and fun to play. Michael is a very prolific composer of bagpipe music and has written or arranged over 300 tunes! Michael is publishing another book (his 7th) this summer and I encourage you to get a copy. It will be an excellent addition to anyone’s music library.

The tunes we have added, written by Michael Grey, are:

  • Coppermill – 4 part, 2/4 March
  • George A. Walker – 4 part, 2/4 March
  • Pipe Major Iain K. MacDonald – 4 part 2/4 March
  • Old Schoolhouse – 4 part Strathspey
  • Railburn – 4 part Strathspey
  • A.W. Berthoff’s Reel – 4 part Reel
  • Kismet – 4 part Reel
  • Katie Grey’s Welcome from Scotland – 3/4 March
  • Valley Train – 3/4 March
  • Strut d’Aumonier – 4/4 March
  • Manawatu Scottish Society Pipe Band – 4/4 March
  • Ragged Cutoff – 6/8 March
  • Anne Spalding Hornpipe – Hornpipe
  • Bob Worrall’s at St. Ann’s – Hornpipe
  • Bruce Gandy’s Dusty Chanter – Hornpipe
  • Between Hope and Union – Jig
  • Count Dickie – Jig
  • Drunrovin Farms – Jig

Our son, John Lee wrote a beautiful Slow Air for our grand-daughter when she was born: Taryn Annabelle Lee.

There are a total of 3500 tunes, including 285 piobaireachds on our website. All are played by myself on the full bagpipe. When you download them you receive a recording of me playing the tune plus the written music in BMW and PDF format.

We hope you enjoy the music!

March 2018

We have just uploaded 13 more tunes to Bagpipe Tune Library

There are a number of tunes written or arranged by our dear friend, Andrew Bonar:

  • Sailing Homeward – 4 part Jig
  • Caroling Capricorn – 4 part Jig
  • Asleep at the Wheel – Waltz arranged by Andrew Bonar
  • No Output Queued – 2 part Reel
  • Rocking the Baby – Reel arranged by Andrew Bonar
  • Pulling Strawline – 2 part Reel
  • In the Red – 2 part Reel
  • Wee Spat – 2 part Reel

Two piobaireachds from “The Pipers Meeting” by Patrick Molard and Dr. Jack Taylor”

  • Nameless (Hiharin tra ho tra dre)
  • MacIver’s March
  • Pipe Sergeant John Osborn – 6/8 march written by John Osborn from Portland, Oregon
  • Nana’s Jig – written by Paul Huggan. This was the winning tune from the annual New Zealand Summer School Tune Writing Contest, 2018
  • Colin Magee – jig written by Peter Aumonier

There are a total of 3500 tunes, including 285 piobaireachds on our website. All are played by myself on the full bagpipe. When you download them you receive a recording of me playing the tune plus the written music n BMW and PDF format.

Hope you enjoy the music!

January 2018

We have just uploaded a number of tunes including the remaining 3 piobaireachds from the 2018 Piobaireachd Society Set Tune List. All 2018 set tunes are now on our site. 2018 was a big year for the Lee family – the highlights were the birth of our first 2 grand-children. John Lee has composed an excellent hornpipe for our older entitled “Jensen Lee”.

December 2017


Jack was selected as Piper of the Year by both Pipingpress.com and Pipedrums.com. These prestigious awards recognized Jack’s competitive success in 2017 plus his significant contribution to the art form. Jack was also selected as the Solo Competition Piper of the year by Pipedrums.com

December 2017

Lee and Sons Bagpipes is pleased to celebrate its 7th anniversary with a special sales price on all pipe bags. All pipe bags purchased from our online store are reduced by 20% during the month of December, 2017. This includes the prices of all the pipebags, zippers and grommets.

October 2017


Jack Lee won the Glenfiddich Championship at Blair Castle. The “Glenfiddich” is considered to be the most prestigious solo piping contest in the world. Confined to 10 pipers, competitors must have won a Major Piping Competition in the past year. Jack won 1st in the Piobaireachd event and 2nd in the March, Strathspey and Reel. Jack is the only non-scottish piper to ever win the Glenfiddich. This was his second win with the first being in 2003. Jack played the bagpipe and bag made by Lee & Sons Bagpipes Ltd.

August 2017


Jack Lee wins the Silver Star at the Argyllshire Gathering, also known as the Former Winners March, Strathspey, Reel. Jack played John MacDonald of Gencoe, Islay Ball and the Rookery on a bagpipe and goatskin bag made by Andrew Lee of Lee & Sons Bagpipes Ltd. With that win, Jack has now won every major prize in piping on at least one occasion.

August 2017


Jack Lee wins his second Masters Championships during Piping Live playing the piobaireachd, Lament for Colin Roy MacKenzie.
Jack played a set of pipes and pipe bag made by Andrew Lee.