Greig Canning is originally from Cardenden in the Kingdom of Fife. He began learning the bagpipes under the tutelage of Tom Brown at the nearby Lochgelly High School.
Playing with the school band Greig achieved success at all of the major pipe band championships in the Novice Juvenile and Juvenile grades. He has received solo tuition from Walter Drysdale, Colin MacLellan and most recently from Tom Speirs.
Greig enjoyed five years with Dysart and Dundonald pipe band before becoming a guest player with Manawatu Scottish from New Zealand in 2007 and 2009. He also played a season for Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia in 2008. In 2011 he returned to the Dysart band as Pipe Major before joining the ranks of Inveraray and District recently winning the European and British championships in grade 1.
Greig is a regular prize winner around the games circuit in Scotland, below are some highlights:
1st Open Piobaireachd – North Uist, South Uist, Cupar, Thornton, Ballater, Killin, Strathmore, Tomintoul and Invercharron Highland Games
1st Overall – B Grade events Scottish Piping Society of London
1st Overall – Competing Pipers Association B grade Piobaireachd league
1st Overall – Grampian Games Association Piobaireachd League
1st Overall – Grampian Games Association Light Music League
1st Open Marches – Young Piper for the Year, Benbecula
Greig is a bagpipe instructor for Fife Council and also teaches many private pupils – current students include members of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, adult learners of all ages and junior prize-winners around the highland games circuit. He has attained the level 6 Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board certificate and has also been featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s piping programme “Pipeline“.