January 20, 2016   /   byRoss  / Categories :  

Ross Davison is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and performer.

Ross began his musical life as a saxophonist, and quickly added Highland Bagpipes, Uilleann Bagpipes, and Tin Whistle to his arsenal of instruments.

As a Highland Bagpiper, Ross currently plays with the Grade 1Ottawa Police Services Pipes and Drums, a prize-winning ensemble that has secured top placings at piping competitions throughout North America.

Ross playing bagpipes in his Ottawa Police Services Kilt.

A great photo taken by Cindy Ritchie of me warming up to play bagpipes at the Antigonish Highland Games.

He is a former Pipe Major of the Glengarry Pipe Band which he developed from a Grade 5 into a Grade 3 ensemble and led to a 6th place finish at the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow in 2013.  He is a Grade 1 soloist and competes at the Senior Amateur level in Piobaireachd.

Ross is an accomplished Uilleann Piper.  He has gold medals from the Great Lakes Feis and the Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada.
He has researched the playing styles of Paddy Keenan, Jerry O’Sullivan, and Blackie O’Connell and negotiated a residency learning the craft of uilleann pipe and reed making with Bruce Childress.

Ross has completed a Masters in Education as well Bachelor Degrees in Music Performance, (Saxophone) and Music Theory and History.
He has performed with the Chieftains, Wolfstone, Paddy Kelly, Greg T. Brown and others.


Playing saxophone with my student in the OFC jazz band.

Performing with the OFC Jazz band sometime around 2010?

Teaching elementary students about music and bagpipes.

Talking bagpipes, St. Patrick’s day, time signatures, and music making with some Elementary Students in Ottawa.