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John Decker Forrest

Doctor

  • IV44 8RQ

    United Kingdom

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Research expertise

Dr J. Decker Forrest is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Gaelic and Traditional Music Programme at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. Previous to this he was Coordinator of Academic Studies and Lecturer for the BA (Honours) Scottish Music programme at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and taught at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow. His published works, including his PhD thesis from the University of St. Andrews and the RSAMD (2009), mostly focus on the music, ethnology and organology associated with the Highland Bagpipe. He is an experienced performer of the Highland Bagpipe, small pipes, whistle and tromb and has recorded and performed extensively on these instruments over many years.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 29 Jun 2009

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Research Output

Eriskay Where I Was Born

Forrest, J. D. (ed.), 2017, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Birlinn. 312 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Prizes

    The Argyllshire Gathering Silver Medal for Pibroch

    Forrest, John Decker (Recipient), 27 Aug 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    The Dunvegan Medal for Pibroch

    Forrest, John Decker (Recipient), 8 Aug 2012

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Activities

    • 3 Examination
    • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 2 Oral presentation

    The King of Jigs: A Portrait of a 20th Century South Uist Piper

    John Decker Forrest (Speaker)

    24 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Program Choinnich BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

    John Decker Forrest (Member)

    27 Jun 2020

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    The Great Music: An Introduction to 'Pibroch'

    John Decker Forrest (Speaker), & John Decker Forrest (Speaker)

    1 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Pìobairean - BBC Radio nan Gàidheal

    John Decker Forrest (Member), & Jo MacDonald (Presenter)

    20192020

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Descent and Evolution in Ceòl Mòr - Reflections

    John Decker Forrest (Invited speaker), & Hugh Cheape (Invited speaker)

    24 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Performance Practice of Ceòl Beag c.1780-1980

    John Decker Forrest (Speaker)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media