Finlay MacDonald (former member of Teenage Fanclub)

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Finlay MacDonald (born 1978) is a Scottish musician and composer. He was one of the first pipers ever to receive a BA in Scottish music and piping from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

MacDonald is head of piping studies at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, and a member of the Oman Airforce band. He founded his own band The Finlay MacDonald Band, who toured between 2006 and 2007 to highly positive reviews, though in recent years they have been inactive. Annually he works with Roddy MacLeod to organise the Piping Live! Festival.

He performed with Jay-Z, P Diddy and Alicia Keys at the MTV Music Awards in 2010 and later with Bryan Adams at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

As well as musical collaborations and performances, MacDonald also starred alongside Michael Keaton in the film A Shot at Glory.

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