Piping in the MOBOs

Carnoustie piper Craig Weir added the MOBO Awards in Glasgow at the weekend to his list of performance highlights.

Craig (20), piper with Celtic rock band Gleadhraich, gave a traditional Scottish welcome to the celebrity guests at the pre-party reception for the 18th annual Music Of Black Origin Awards at The Hydro, Glasgow, on Friday night.

This is not Craig’s first bagpipe performance for a celebrity audience having previously performed his own bagpipe piece for the Dalai Lama when he visited Dundee. He has also played for Her Majesty The Queen, performed alongside Pete Doherty and his band Babyshambles and with Gleadhraich supported singer Jai McDowell.

According to Craig he now has a few more names to add to this list of celebrity fans.

He commented: “It was great to be a part of the 18th MOBO Awards and to give the guests a traditional Scottish welcome. My performance certainly got their attention and So Solid Crew and Diversity said they enjoyed it.

“I also spoke to Jahmene Douglas from The X Factor, who remembered me from a previous event, and Chelsee Healey from Waterloo Road and Strictly Come Dancing.

“It was a great experience and a night I won’t forget in a hurry.”