Clan piper, Jimi McRae, has been nominated for a music award by a top celtic internet radio station!
Listeners of Celticmusic.net, which is broadcast from Chicago, Illinois, USA and has over 50,000 subscribers worldwide, have nominated one of the tracks from his latest album 'Global Gathering - Music of the Clan MacRae' for the "outstanding bagpipe track of 2009"!
Jimi is currently leading the pack with over 43% of the votes cast. Voting continues until March with the results being announced the day after St Patrick's Day (March 18).
Should you wish to lend your support, please click go to www.celticradio.net to register your vote.
The chosen track is called "The Queen's Piper Medley" and consists of a straphspey and jig composed by the late Pipe Major Brian McRae, piper to the Sovereign Queen Elizabeth between the early 1970s and mid 1980s, a straphspey and reel written by Jimi in honour of piping legend Colin MacRae (senior) from Washington State Pipe Band, Seattle, and an excellent march called MacRae Meadow which was written about the site in North Carolina where the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are held each year.
For more details on what Jimi is up to, visit his website at www.jimithepiper.co.uk.