About Pipers of Distinction
Pipers of Distinction is owned and operated by Barry Gray.
With over 35 years experience playing the bagpipes he has competed on two occasions in Scotland with the World famous Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band in 1986 and 1994.
Barry holds the Australian Pipe Bands Association Advanced College Certificate (1985) and was the Pipe Major / Musical Director of New South Wales Premier (Grade 1) Pipe Band from 1985 - 2006 and has been an adjudicator since 1986.
He has attained NSW State Solo Championship status on many occasions and has competed in solo competition in Scotland in 1986, 92, 94, 95, 98, 2006 and Lorient (France) in 1999 as an Australian representative to the World Invitational Contest.
In more mainstream performances he and other staff members have appeared in numerous films, TV shows, concert stages and on recordings.
He has taught bagpipes throughout Australia as well as in Scotland, Argentina and Singapore. He is in demand throughout Australia and Asia as a performer, an instructor, an adjudicator and recitalist.
All of our performers have Grade 1 exposure and came with a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensures your event is remembered as something very special.
Pipers of Distinction can offer you guidance in regards to the style of tune which will suit the ambience you are trying to achieve or at which point our performance will give you the utmost effect. But, ultimately it is your event, and we are happy to work in with your requirements and hope that our many years spent as professional musicians can be of service to you.
Along with his wife Elizabeth, they also run BERLSA TRADING - Celtic Sales supplying pipe band equipment, Celtic jewellery and Scottish trinkets as well as a kilt hire service for weddings and social events.