Inspired by Scottish musician Peter Wood, Martin MacLeod and his son, also Martin created an online community for musicians to help them connect and continue to play together during lockdown.
In an unprecedented move the virtual festival has set up a temporary recording studio in the Officers Mess at MACC Business Park where bands can record safely.
‘It’s been a challenge to record and adapt the material to present online but I’m so thrilled to be able to share some of the tracks from my celebration of Scotland’s coast and waters’
To register interest in taking part, and to access the sheet music, pipers are being asked to visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk/st-valery
Each of the band’s members has added their own musical background and style to the each of the recordings, creating a unique and vibrant sound on the four-track EP.