Playing at a Burn's Supper in Kurdistan

Lea was brought-up on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, a landscape rich with the history of the bagpipes and music that unfolds the stories of the land. 

At the age of nine, Lea began learning the pipes and by twelve he was regularly winning prizes in competitions across Scotland. Initially he received tuition from Niall Stewart followed by John Don MacKenzie. Lea went on to study a BA (Hons) in Applied Music at the University of the Highlands and Islands where he strengthened his Gaelic style of playing and learned the flute and tin whistle under the guidance of Iain MacDonald.

In 2015, Lea spent several months on tour in Austria with a multimedia production company showcasing Scottish culture, and in February 2016 Lea performed at a Burns Night Supper in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Having graduated from university in the summer of 2016, Lea is now travelling the world with his pipes. Follow him on Facebook to check his progress @pipingonearth.