We are thrilled to announce that coming soon, one of our 2020 titles will be I Piped, That She Might Dance, a stunning first novel by Iain MacDonald. The books tracks the rise and fall of the legendary Angus Mackay, who became the first ever Piper to the Sovereign when Queen Victoria established the tradition.
This tragic, remarkable story of a genius who changed the piping world forever has long deserved to be told, not only to pipers but to all. MacDonald has delivered it in truly outstanding fashion, and needless to say, Ringwood is extremely excited about this one.
Iain MacDonald is from Saskatchewan, Canada and a descendant of South Uist MacDonalds who left on the ship Alexander in 1772. A life-long passion and pursuit of bagpiping led him back to Scotland for extended periods, and many shorter visits over the last 45 years.
A varied career has included work as an editor for an educational publishing firm, a freelance writer and editor, a communications director for an educational television company, and over 20 years running Avonlea Communications, producing websites, magazine and web advertising, brochures, annual reports and a wide variety of events. MacDonald teaches bagpipes through the Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina.
MacDonald has written many articles for piping magazines and websites over the years, and his life-long interest in bagpipes and history, plus the acquisition of a very special artefact, led him to the story of Angus MacKay of Raasay.
I Piped, That She Might Dance is to be officially launched in August at Piping Live. More details to follow.