Craig Munro is the Master Craftsman and Director of Wallace Bagpipes, Scotland.
Craig has played at the top of Grade 1 now for a total of 16 years after joining Shotts & Dykehead at the age of 15. He has since played with Dysart & Dundonald, The Clan Gregor Society and was Pipe Major of Clydebank Pipe Band coming runners up in the Grade 3A Scottish, European, Cowal and World Pipe Band Championships in 2008 who were promoted to Grade 2 after his first year in charge. He now plays with the 2010 World Pipe Band Champions, St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band and is also a member of the world famous Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
Craig travels in demand all over the world teaching workshops and judging in Europe, America, South America and South Africa. His "Understand & Appreciate Your Bagpipes" lecture leaves audiences amazed at how much quality, pride & passion goes in to Wallace Bagpipes as he takes you on a journey back to the first African Blackwood seeds being planted in Tanzania, through to the harvesting and manufacturing stage.
Some of Craig’s notable performances out with the competition circuit have been playing on the BBC Hogmanay Live Show, Live on Blue Peter, finale piper on the main stage at T in the Park, playing at the Ryder Cup Gala Concert in the SSE Hydro plus opening the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles before the teams are presented on stage and recording soundtracks for the Disney Pixar’s movie 'Brave', DreamWorks 'How to Train Your Dragon 2', DreamWorks 'How to Train Your Dragon 3'.
Susan Nase is a tap dancer, singer, and Scottish highland dancer born and raised in Saskatoon SK. After a brief career as a chemical engineer in Calgary AB, Susan took her artistic talents to New York City in 2008 where she was selected to perform with 7 other world-class tap dancers in the US tour of "Thank You Gregory! A Tribute to the Legends of Tap" featuring Maurice Hines.
Susan has traveled to international festivals in the France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, USA, Brazil and Greece to perform and study tap, world and body music and was a regular guest tap dancer with NYC based band, Banda Magda. She was featured in a video for www.congahead.com with Banda Magda, produced by Martin Cohen, founder of Latin Percussion (LP).
Susan was a competitive Highland dancer for over 15 years, competing at the provincial, national and world level championships and became a certified teacher with the SDTA in 1997. She is a co-founder of Shot of Scotch, a professional premier level Scottish highland dance performance troupe with branches in New York City and Vancouver. Susan has performed with Shot of Scotch at Lincoln Centre (NYC), at the IBMF (Paris, France), BC Multicultural Awards Galas, the BC Highland Games, SFU Diwali and countless other festivals, events and private functions. In 2015 a video of Shot of Scotch Vancouver collaborating with the Royal Academy of Bhangra gained much public attention going viral and reaching over 250 000 views in one week.
In addition to tap dance, Susan is an accomplished singer, having performed as a member of Bridges Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Bettina Sheppard at renowned New York venues including Carnegie Hall and New York City Center. Her current musical project is a duo of folk-style covers, original music and spoken word with Alison Lynn Ward.
As an arts educator, Susan regularly teaches beginner tap and highland dance classes and has presented many master dance and music workshops across Canada and the US.
Born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada, Tyler Fry is the recognized world leader in the art of pipe band tenor drumming. By the age of 15, he had won every major professional solo tenor drumming event in North America; including the Canadian, United States and North American Championships.
Tyler a three-time winner of the Grade One World Bass Drum Section Championship with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band of Toronto, as well as countless Scottish, British, European and World band and drum corps titles with Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band and The Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band under the leadership of the legendary Drum Major Jim Kilpatrick MBE.
Tyler travels extensively throughout every continent year-round conducting masterclasses and seminars, and he regularly tours with the infamous bagrock group, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
Tyler created the worldwide brand TyFry Ltd. at the age of 13, which holds all of the global patents and is the world leader in the manufacturing of all variations of tenor drum beaters used today, including the TyFry Classic, Platinum, Ultimate and Ultimate Practice.