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John Decker Forrest

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

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

Descent and Evolution in Ceòl Mòr - Reflections

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

24 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk