Scotland, UK – Greentrax Recordings reported the death of piper
Gordon Duncan. Ian Green, managing director of
the company expressed his feelings about the deceased: “I was devastated to
learn today that
Gordon Duncan had died on the 14th December at his home in
Edradour, Pitlochry, Perthshire.
Gordon was 41 years of age.
Gordon was of course one of the most talented and innovative pipers in
Scotland in present times. He was also a remarkable composer and did me the
great honour of composing a tune titled – “Ian Green of Greentrax”. I am
very, very proud of that tune.
Gordon recorded three wonderful albums for Greentrax, the first in 1994,
and in the intervening years
Gordon and myself became good friends. He referred
to me in his pawkie way as “Greenie” and ‘The Boss”.
Hamish Moore wrote of
Gordon in a sleeve note on the
Just for Seamus album: “‘his man is precious and should be one of
Scotland’s living national treasures’. I endorse that statement and would add
that Gordon was a very rare talent
indeed – and is a sad loss to the Scottish traditional music scene. He will be
sorely missed by his family and friends.”
Gordon‘s funeral is at 12.45p.m. on Wednesday, 21st December, at the Church
of Scotland, Pitlochry, Perthshire.