Rob Crabtree began bagpiping at age 10, and was the 1986 North American Amateur Champion. In his years of professional solo piping, Rob has reached the highest levels of piping, culminating with his capture of the 1998 Gold Medal at Braemar, Scotland and the 1997 North American Professional Championship. He is a regular performer and prizewinner at the world's foremost competitions. A major goal of Rob's career has been extending the appeal of bagpipes to wider audiences. With his Juno-nominated 1999 album, The Piper's Legacy, he has advanced this goal remarkably.