About The Millennium Method!
The Millennium Method encourages students to beat time with the assistance of clearly marked ‘foot prints’ for exercises and tunes as well having either the simple or compound rhythm markers clearly displayed allowing students to gain a through knowledge of rhythmical patterns and the timing for a variety of tunes.

  • A concise and easy to follow method for learning the Great Highland Bagpipe.
  • Possibly the most concise rhythmical method for learning the Great Highland Bagpipe ever produced.
  • A 25 step programme which may see students playing several tunes inside of 6 months.
  • This CD tutor allows students to print their own practice booklet of over 250 tutorial pages.
  • There are over 350 individual exercise and 350 individual video reference files.
  • Over 25,000 words clearly explaining the methods that will see students progressing faster than they thought possible.
  • There are over 500 video files clearly showing students how to perform the exercises or tunes for each section concisely.

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Barry Gray was the Musical Director and Pipe Major of the City Of Blacktown Pipe Band from 1994 – 2006. The band was in Grade 1 for the entire duration of his time as Pipe Major. The band also had ‘feeder’ bands in Grade 3, Grade 4 and Juvenile. He lead the Blacktown Pipe Band in competitions, in Scotland in 1992, 1995, 1998 and 2006. In Indonesia on 9 occasions and New Zealand on 8 occasions.
He was an Australian Representative at the McCallum Trophy Invitational Contest in Lorient, France in 1999.
He has competed in Scotland as a ‘guest’ player in Grade 1 with the following bands:

  • 1986: Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band (PM R.T.Shepherd)
  • 1994: Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band (PM Davy Barnes)
  • 2008: New Zealand Police Pipe Band (PM Iain Robertson)
  • 2009: Fife Constabulary ( PM J. Murray )