Encore by master piper Stuart Liddell during concert at Delgatie Castle, Turriff in Scotland 2021

Award winning Scottish Bagpiper Stuart Liddell from Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland, finishing his encore during at concert at historic Delgatie Castle. The tunes are "Troy's Wedding" arranged as a Waltz, "The Stone Cutters Phoenix" jig by Mark Saul, "The Stirling Mozzie" by Colin Magee and a short part of "Scotland the Brave" as he walks off.

Cameron Drummond teaches this second tune, "The Stonecutter's Phoenix," in his class.

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