Scotland’s first uilleann piper ?
I borrowed a book recently from Aberdeen University library - "Musical Scotland - 1400 - 1894" by David Baptie. One James M’Kenzie [ sic ] - born 1781, died Glasgow 6th October 1807 is described as "A famous performer on the Irish bagpipe".
A "Google" hasn’t come up with anything. I wondered if the "Prof", or any of the other pipers here might have heard of him at all.
[ There are some quite interesting mentions of some well-known Scottish tunes and their composers in the book, which I’ll post in the appropriate places for discussion later ].