Can you recommend some recordings?

Only buy recordings which PROMINENTLY list the player(s) on the outside of the package. The following recordings will provide an excellent starting point for a well appointed library.

Basic Bands Amazing Grace: All time Bagpipe Favorites Pipes & Drums of the 48th Highlanders ProArte, CDD 455 Solid and well played
Ultra Bands Live in Concert in Ireland The 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band Lismor, LCOM 9012 Outstanding –First non-Scottish band to win World’s
  Masterblasters Victoria Police Pipe Band Monarch, CDMON 832 Oz-some Piping from world champs in 1998!!
  Another Quiet Sunday Shotts & Dykehead Temple Records, COMD 2037 World Champs, nice breadth
  Live at Carnegie Hall Simon Fraser University Pipe Band Lismor, SA98800CD Won worlds in 1996,1997, 1999
  On the Beat Metropolitan Toronto Police Pipe Band self Very good Grade I
  Down Under Simon Fraser University Pipe Band self SFU008CD This is an amazing performance with great breadth and depth.
  Dedication St. Thomas Episcopal Pipe Band self This shows what young pipers can do with proper guidance.  They've won several prizes in world class competitions.
Soloists A sireadh spors (Looking for fun!) Dr. Angus MacDonald Temple, COMD2043 Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs – Musicality Plus from Skye!
  Just for Seamus Gordon Duncan Greentrax, CDTRAX 075  Amazing execution and great fun
  Time to Spare John Walsh Lismor, LCOM 5204  Very musical – P/S of 78th Frasers
  The Worlds Greatest Pipers, #9 Pipe Major Bill Livingston Lismor, LCOM 9045  P/M of 78th Frasers – top notch competition playing
  The Worlds Greatest Pipers, #10 James McGillivray Lismor, LCOM 5216 Played with 78th Frasers – very musical - excellent
  An Evening of Champions Bill Livingston, Jim McGillivray, Bob Worrall, Bruce Gandy, Michael Grey Lismor, LCOM 5200 Nice mix of players from Ontario – all very good
  The Piping Centre Recital Series 1996 Volume 1 Jack Lee and Alasdair Gillies Temple, COMD2064 Two different styles on one CD, both world champions
  Pipers of Distinction Michael Cusack Monarch, CDMON 807 Very reserved, but good - I personally wish he'd put out another recording!!
  The New York Recordings 1967 Pipe Major Donald MacLeod Lismore LCOM 8004 Dated style and pipe, but well worth hearing for the music.
Piobaireachd Piobaireachd Iain MacFadyen, P/M GNM Stoddard, Hugh MacCallum, Murray Henderson, Roderick MacLeod Lismor, LCOM 9016 Nice compilation, Iain’s pipe is a little different to my ear, but all excellent musically
  Glenfiddich Piping Championship Piobaireachd McCallum, Gillies, Shedden, Wilson, Cusak Lismor, LCOM 5267 Simply incredible.
  Pipers of Distinction Andrew Wright Lismore CDMON 802 Speechless!

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