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Ian Lang





Windsor, NS






Teaching Preferences

Student Level:

Age Group:




Beginner, Intermediate, Senior

Youth & Adult

In-Person, Online, Hybrid

Individual, Bands


PDQB Level:


Ajudication Level

Ppbso Solo level 1

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Band affiliation:

RCMP H Division

Pipe Major Iain Lang, CD BSc

Iain has been playing the Great Highland Bagpipes since 1977. His father, James Lang, started him off. Iain has since been instructed by Scot MacAuley, Jeanette MacLeod, Bill Minty, PM Reay MacKay CD, and John Walsh.

Iain competed in solo piping events from 1978 to 1999 last competing at the grade 1 level.
Iain was a piper with the 48th Highlanders of Canada Pipes and Drums since 1981. He attained the rank of Master Warrant Officer and was Pipe Major from February 2007 to June 2022.
Iain served as a Bagpipe Instructor and Course Director for Pipes and Drums online training in the Canadian Armed Forces Logistics Training Centre Music Division April 2021 to April 2022. He spent three summers (1993, 94, 95) as a piper with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Ottawa.

He was employed as staff at the Canadian Forces Music Centre Detachment Borden on Canadian Forces Base Borden (CFMusC Borden), assisting Pipe Major (CWO) Sandy Dewar who at the time was the the Senior CF Pipe Major and the CF Piping Instruction Coordinator, and Pipe Major MWO Ian Ferguson, who at the time was the Senior CF Piping Instructor. He moved on to civilian position in September 2000.
In December of 2015, Iain was appointed as Official Piper to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario until June of 2022 when he moved to Windsor, Nova Scotia.

Iain is currently a piper with the RCMP Pipes and Drums H Division, Halifax. He is also instructing piping online and in person to individuals as well instructing piping at King Edgehill School in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

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