James Elliot began learning the
bagpipes at the age of 9, with initial instruction from
Frank Riggio. He joined the ranks of American Celtic
Pipe Band in 2004. James plays a set of Kintail bagpipes.
A few of his favorite pipe bands include the Black Watch,
Scottish Power and the Red Hot Chili Pipers. His favorite
tunes are Glasgow City Police Pipers and Itchy Fingers.
In 2010, James took the reigns as Pipe Major of the
American Celtic Pipe Band's competition unit and led
them to a fourth place finish at the Nassua Feis in