Dr J David Hester

CLASP and all members of the National Piping Centre team would like to send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr J David Hester. David died suddenly on Thursday, September 12th, 2019. Last October David made the trip from America to attend the CLASP workshop weekend at the National Piping Centre. It was clear to see his passion for piping and  Piobaireachd in particular.
David was instrumental in the set up of The Alt Pibroch Club in May 2013 as a collaboration with Barnaby Brown, supported by the significant contributions of Roderick Cannon and Allan MacDonald. The aim of this foundation was to; 'expand contemporary pibroch interpretation by making challenging historical material easier to find, understand and integrate into musical performance. It has grown into a suite of four websites with a collaborative commons philosophy' (Taken from http://www.altpibroch.com/)