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Ken Moorhouse

Ken learned to play the pipes from Pipe Major Hector Smith in Eugene, Oregon. In 1970, Ken joined the Seattle Pipe Band and helped them take 1st place in grade 2 at the Santa Rosa Highland Games. During the 1980s, Ken played with the Clan Macleay Pipe Band in Portland and with the Washington Scottish in Seattle when they won the grade 3 International Championship.

In 1992, Ken joined the Gordons and was Pipe Major for several years. During his terms, Ken put together the Celtic Fantasy concerts in 1998 and 1999 which made it financially possible for the band to travel to New Zealand where they performed at the first highland games of the new millennium on January 1st, 2000.

Ken is famous for playing with Jim McKay, the Singing Scot for almost 30 years as well as for playing pipes in The Way West with Kirk Douglas, Richard Widmark, Bob Mitchum, and Sally Fields.

Ken is now retired and lives in Orting with his wife Ann.

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