Steven McWhirter

Steven McWhirter is five times and current Adult World Solo Drumming Champion (2014), Leading Drummer of the Inveraray & District Pipe Band and full time drumming instructor with the Edinburgh Academy & Dollar Academy Pipe Bands since moving to Scotland in the Winter of 2008.

Steven began drumming in 1993 at the age of 10, with initial lessons from his father, Dessie. Steven joined the local Cullybackey Pipe Band in 1994, receiving snare instruction from Adrian Hoy. During his time under Adrian’s instruction Steven won many Juvenile and Junior solo competitions including the Worlds Juvenile section one on two occasions. In 1995 Steven progressed into the snare line where he remained until Cullybackey won the Grade 2 World Drumming title in 2001. It was then that J. Reid Maxwell approached him to join the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band in Vancouver, Canada. Between the years of 2002 – 2008 he travelled from his home in Northern Ireland to compete, teach and perform with the band in British Columbia, Canada.

Some highlights of Steven’s drumming career have been winning the adult section of the World Solo Drumming Championships in 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, the Grade 1 World Drum Corps Championship in 2004 & 2008 along with the World Pipe Band Championships in 2008 with the SFU Pipe Band, and winning the European Championships & runner-up at the World Pipe Band Championships in 2014 with Inveraray & District after only five years in the premier grade.

If you would be interested in receiving individual lessons (via skype, or in person) from Steven or your band would like to have Steven compose new drum scores then please check out his website at www.stevenmcwhirter.com or contact him directly at info@stevenmcwhirter.com.

Steven McWhirter's Drum Scores

Various Time Signatures

Ascension eBook
Advanced
Ascension eBook + Videos
Advanced
Limerick Society
Advanced
Sound of Sleat Strathspey and Reel
Advanced | 4 parts
Trinity
Advanced

Competition 2/4 March

71st Highlanders, The
Intermediate | 4 parts
Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering
Elementary | 4 parts
Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering, The
Intermediate | 4 parts
Clan MacRae Society, The
Advanced | 6 parts
Conundrum
Advanced | 4 parts
David Ross of Rosehall
Advanced | 4 parts
Detroit Highlanders, The
Intermediate | 4 parts
Donald Cameron
Advanced | 6 parts
Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban
Advanced | 4 parts
Glen Caladh Castle
Intermediate | 4 parts
Glengarry Gathering, The
Advanced | 4 parts
Highland Wedding
Advanced | 6 parts
Hugh Kennedy
Advanced | 4 parts
John MacDonald of Glencoe
Advanced | 4 parts
Lord Alexander Kennedy
Advanced | 6 parts
Pap of Glencoe, The
Intermediate | 4 parts
Pipe Major Jim McWilliams
Advanced | 4 parts

Other 2/4 March

25th KOSBs
Elementary | 2 parts
72nd Farewell to Aberdeen, The
Elementary | 2 parts
72nd Farewell to Aberdeen, The
Intermediate | 2 parts
Australian Ladies
Elementary | 2 parts
Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
Advanced | 2 parts
Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
Elementary | 2 parts
Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle
Intermediate | 2 parts
Captain Archibald Leslie’s March
Advanced | 2 parts
Corriechoillie’s 43rd Welcome to the Northern Meeting
Intermediate | 2 parts
Corriechoillie’s 43rd Welcome to the Northern Meeting
Elementary | 2 parts
Earl of Mansfield
Elementary | 2 parts
Earl of Mansfield
Advanced | 3 parts
Greenwood Side
Elementary | 2 parts
Helen Black of Inveran
Advanced | 3 parts
Highland Laddie
Elementary | 2 parts
I’ll Gang Nae Mair to Yon Town
Elementary | 2 parts
Mairi’s Wedding
Elementary | 2 parts
Memorial Bell’s of Inveraray
Intermediate | 2 parts
Memorial Bells of Inveraray
Advanced | 2 parts
Men of Argyll
Elementary | 2 parts
Pipe Major William Ross’s Farewell to the Scots Guards
Intermediate | 2 parts
Pipe Major William Ross’s Farewell to the Scots Guards
Elementary | 2 parts
Pipers Cave, The
Elementary | 2 parts
Rantin’ Rovin’ Robin
Elementary | 2 parts
Sweet Maid of Glendaruel
Elementary | 2 parts
Teribus
Elementary | 2 parts
Terribus
Intermediate | 2 parts

Competition Strathspey

Atholl Cummers, The
Advanced | 6 parts
Bob of Fettercairn
Advanced | 4 parts
Bogan Lochan
Advanced | 6 parts
Caledonian Canal
Intermediate | 4 parts
Cameronian Rant
Advanced | 8 parts
Captain Colin Campbell
Intermediate | 4 parts
Colin Campbell
Advanced | 4 parts
Doune of Invernochty, The
Intermediate | 4 parts
Doune of Invernochty, The
Advanced | 4 parts
Maggie Cameron
Advanced | 4 parts
Maggie Cameron
Advanced | 4 parts
Susan MacLeod
Advanced | 4 parts
Tulloch Castle
Advanced | 4 parts

Other Strathspey

An Cota Ruadh
Advanced | 2 parts
Aspen Bank
Intermediate | 2 parts
Because He Was a Bonnie Lad
Elementary | 2 parts
Braes of Mar, The
Intermediate | 2 parts
Campbeltown Kiltie Ball
Elementary | 2 parts
Devil in the Kitchen Strathspey
Advanced | 2 parts
Hey Johnny
Advanced | 2 parts
J.F. MacKenzie
Intermediate | 2 parts
Keel Row Strathspey & Reel
Intermediate | 4 parts
Keel Row Strathspey & Reel
Elementary | 4 parts
McPhedran’s Strathspey
Advanced | 2 parts
Miss Drummond of Perth
Advanced | 2 parts
Molly Connell
Intermediate | 2 parts
O’er the Bows to Ballindalloch
Elementary | 2 parts
Port Domhmall Ruadh
Advanced | 2 parts
Rodney Hull QC
Advanced | 2 parts
Seonaidh’s Tune
Intermediate | 2 parts
Siud Mar Chaidh An Cal A Dholaigdh Strathspey
Advanced | 2 parts
Steve and Diane of Cheltenham
Intermediate | 2 parts
Stirling Castle
Advanced | 2 parts
Strathspey King, The
Advanced | 2 parts
Strathspey King, The
Intermediate | 2 parts
Under the Triboro
Intermediate | 2 parts

Competition Reel

Alick C MacGregor
Intermediate | 4 parts
Fiona MacLeod
Advanced | 4 parts
John MacKechnie
Advanced | 6 parts
John Morrison of Assynthouse
Advanced | 6 parts
Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree
Intermediate | 4 parts
MacKay from Skye
Intermediate | 4 parts
Man from Glengarry
Intermediate | 4 parts
McAllisters Dirk
Advanced | 6 parts
Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
Advanced | 6 parts
Pretty Marion
Advanced | 8 parts
Pretty Marion (Alex Duthart)
Advanced | 8 parts
Smith of Chilliechassie, The
Advanced | 6 parts
Willie Murray’s Reel
Intermediate | 4 parts

Other Reel

Alive Farewell to Nigg
Advanced | 2 parts
Charms of Whiskey
Advanced | 2 parts
Circassian Cirlce
Elementary | 2 parts
Colonel MacLeod
Elementary | 2 parts
Conway’s Farewell
Advanced | 2 parts
Crooked Bridge, The
Intermediate | 2 parts
Devil in the Kitchen Reel
Advanced | 2 parts
Famous Ballymote
Elementary | 2 parts
Idle Ayes
Intermediate | 2 parts
Jenny Dang the Weaver
Elementary | 2 parts
Kelsey’s Wee Reel
Advanced | 4 parts
Lady Doll Sinclair
Intermediate | 2 parts
Laird of Drumblair Reel
Advanced | 2 parts
Lexy McAskill
Advanced | 4 parts
Marion and Donald
Elementary | 2 parts
Murdo Took the Stoup
Advanced | 4 parts
Niall from Glenroe
Intermediate | 2 parts
Piper of Drummond
Elementary | 2 parts
Silver Spear
Intermediate | 2 parts
Sleepy Maggie
Advanced | 4 parts
Tail Toddle
Advanced | 2 parts
Willie Murray’s Reel – Rounded
Advanced | 4 parts

3/4 March

Castle Dangerous
Elementary | 2 parts
Colins Cattle
Elementary | 2 parts
Farewell to Nigg
Advanced | 2 parts
Shoal’s of Herring
Advanced | 2 parts
Steven McWhirter’s March
Advanced | 2 parts

4/4 March

1976 Police Tattoo
Elementary | 2 parts
Battle of Waterloo, The
Elementary | 2 parts
City of Hastings Highland Pipe Band, The
Elementary | 2 parts
Gardens of Skye
Advanced | 2 parts
Jimmy Findlater
Intermediate | 4 parts
Murdo’s Wedding
Elementary | 2 parts
Pikeman’s March
Intermediate | 2 parts
Wee Highland Laddie
Advanced | 2 parts

9/8 March

Battle of the Somme, The
Elementary | 2 parts

Hornpipe

Crossing the Minch
Advanced | 4 parts
Duckin’ & Divin’
Advanced | 4 parts
Eric Stein
Advanced | 4 parts
Father Michael MacDonald’s Silver Jubilee
Advanced | 2 parts
Gladiator
Advanced | 4 parts
Grapevine, The
Advanced | 4 parts
Jimmy Tweedie’s Sea Legs
Advanced | 5 parts
Kizbaum Frenzie
Advanced | 4 parts
Mad Hornpipe, The
Advanced | 4 parts
Rhonda Blair
Advanced | 4 parts
Touchin’ Cloth
Advanced | 4 parts
Train Journey North
Advanced | 4 parts
Una MacIntyre
Advanced | 2 parts
Uphold the Right
Intermediate | 4 parts

Jig

Alasdair F. Hendersons Jig
Advanced | 4 parts
Bonnie Blues Brozzie
Advanced | 4 parts
Boys of the Lough
Elementary | 2 parts
Brae Riach
Advanced | 4 parts
Burning Snowball
Advanced | 4 parts
Caroline’s Jig
Advanced | 6 parts
Corkhill
Intermediate | 4 parts
Curlew, The
Advanced | 4 parts
Curlew, The
Elementary | 2 parts
Donald McKillop
Advanced | 4 parts
Donella Beaton
Advanced | 4 parts
Dunrovin Farm
Advanced | 4 parts
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Advanced | 4 parts
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Elementary | 4 parts
Grinder
Advanced | 2 parts
Haitian Sensation
Intermediate | 2 parts
Jig O’Beer
Advanced | 2 parts
John Patterson’s Mare
Intermediate | 6 parts
Kenny Gillies of Portnalong
Advanced | 4 parts
Kenny’s Dance wih his Sweetheart
Advanced | 2 parts
Kesh Jig
Advanced | 2 parts
Kilbrandon
Advanced | 2 parts
Kirsteen’s Jig
Advanced | 2 parts
Masons Apron Jig
Advanced | 6 parts
McGuire’s Jig
Elementary | 2 parts
Morven
Elementary | 4 parts
Paddy be Easy
Elementary | 2 parts
Paddy’s Leather Breeches
Advanced | 4 parts
Rocking the Baby
Elementary | 2 parts
Rocking the Baby
Intermediate | 2 parts
Rory MacLeod
Advanced | 4 parts
Steve Byrne’s Jig
Advanced | 4 parts
Thunderhead
Advanced | 2 parts
Troy’s Wedding
Intermediate | 4 parts
Troy’s Wedding
Advanced | 4 parts
Would the Minister Not Dance
Advanced | 2 parts

Waltz

Clumsy Lover Waltz, The
Advanced | 4 parts
Kesh Waltz
Advanced | 2 parts

Mixed

Bronni’s Blue Brozzi
Advanced | 4 parts
Donella Beaton Dance
Advanced | 4 parts
Jim Blackley
Advanced | 2 parts
Thunderhead 7/8
Advanced | 2 parts