About

I am a keen and dedicated bagpiper and researcher. I started piping when I was 11 years old. My early piping development was a result not only of being taught by experienced local pipers in Hong Kong but also of receiving piping lessons from renowned pipers such as Douglas Murray, Stuart Liddell, and Willie McCallum. Over the past several years, I have been competing in different solo piping and band competitions in the United Kingdom and won some solo prizes in Inveraray, Roseneath Peninsula, Cowal, and Blair Atholl Highland Games.

For band experience, I was a member of the Royal Air Force Halton Pipe Band, Denny and Dunipace Pipe Band, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Pipes and Drums, and the first member of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland from the Far East. I also hold the Level 8 Certification in Scottish Piping from the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Having obtained a First-Class Honours Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, I decided to combine my academic pursuits with my interest in piping by doing a PhD to study the piping culture in former British colonies in the Far East, with a particular focus on Hong Kong and British Malaya. You can check some of my publications and the courses I teach on this website. You can also visit my blog to follow my research on Scottish piping in the Far East!

As a professional bagpiper, I am also available to perform at various events. If you want to request a bagpiper, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Education


Doctor of Philosophy in Scottish and Celtic Studies

University of Edinburgh

Masters by Research in Scottish Ethnology

University of Edinburgh

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Policy and Administration

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Postgraduate Certificate in Archival Studies

University of Hong Kong

Certificate in Scottish Bagpipe at SCQF Level 8

Scottish Qualifications Authority


Affiliations


Fellow

Royal Asiatic Society

Member

Royal Society for Asian Affairs

Royal Musical Association

British Forum for Ethnomusicology

Hong Kong Studies Association

Society for Hong Kong Studies