Upcoming shows

Upcoming community events

Date Thursday October 13th 3:00 PM
Workshop Pipers in the Library
Venue Cape Breton University Library Lounge

Alana MacInnes


Hailling from South Uist, Alana MacInnes is a piper and whistle player. She plays the highland pipes as well as the small pipes. Alana completed an HNC in traditional music at Lews Castle College, Benbecula under the guidance of Anna-Wendy Stevenson and Iain MacDonald. Following this she went on to acquire a Gàidhlig and Music degree at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s unique Gàidhlig college. A regular teacher at various fèisean, Alana is currently playing with Scottish trio Canach, mostly self-penned tunes and songs. Together the trio have a range of performances under their belt and have supported many of Scotland’s leading musicians including the Simon Bradley Trio, Mairearad Green and Anna Massie and Kathleen MacInnes and Fiona Hunter. The trio has recently released a self titled EP. In 2014, Alana appeared at the 42nd Willie Clancy Summer School in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland.