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Steven Duffy was taught to play bagpipes from the age of 10 years. Aged 16 he joined Her Majesty’s Scots Guards where at the Guards Depot Piping School he was instructed by Pipe Majors’ Angus MacDonald and Dixie Ingram.
Posted to the 2nd Battalion Pipes & Drums in 1982, while serving with the reconnaissance Platoon he was critically wounded at the Battle for Tumbledown Mountain, the last battle of the Falkland Island conflict. Subsequently Mentioned-in-Dispatches for distinguished service, he returned to duty, attending the Army School of Piping, Edinburgh Castle where he achieved the Army Pipe Majors Certificate (bandmaster) in 1984 and taking a piobreiachd prize at the London Piping Society contest.
He was a member of the 2nd Battalion Pipes & Drums that won the Grade II European Pipe Band Championships, took 2nd place World Pipe Band Champions securing a return to Grade I competition in 1986.
During his extensive career Steven has played at many of the most prestigious State and military occasions including the Queens Birthday Parade, Beating Retreat Horse Guards Parade, State Banquets, Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Royal Tournament.