Donation from Australia

Pipers’Persuasion wishes to thanks Donald Grant of Victoria for his assistance with our project. This is gratefully received as it allows and encourages us to continue our travels to interview the ‘greats’ in the piping world. We are actively seeking to interview another half dozen famous people in the next few months after we get … Read more

Jim Banks PM Scots Guards ret

Episode 53 – Pipers’Persuasion travelled through to Markinch in Fife to interview Jim Banks, former PM Scots Guards and Household Piper To HM the Queen.  Jim travelledthroughout the world with the Scots Guards and has great memories but takes time to advise on piping matters and music. A Worthy addition to our collection.

Video Presentation to Piobaireachd Society

Episode 52 – Opinions on the Development of Piobaireachd – on March 22, 2014, Allan Hamilton of Pipers’Persuasion attended the Annual Conference of the Piobaireachd Society and to a large audience of members displayed a video collage of famous interviewees encapsulating some of their views on the expression of piobaireachd and its general direction.   This … Read more

Opinions on the Development of Piobaireachd

Episode 52 – on March 22, 2014, Allan Hamilton of Pipers’ Persuasion attended the Annual Conference of the Piobaireachd Society and to a large audience of members displayed a video collage of famous interviewees encapsulating some of their views on the expression of piobaireachd and its general direction. This is not a definitive expression of … Read more

Aboyne on Piobaireachd

Episode 51 – Pipers Persuasion travelled to Aboyne where Dr Jack Taylor, Norman Mathieson and Duncan Watson discussed Brown and Nicol and Piobaireachd in the North East of Scotland. These three knowledgeable men discuss the tradition and how it was passed to us today. Yet another facet in the wonderful world of piping. 1. Introduction … Read more

Angus J MacLellan

Pipers’ Persuasion wishes to pass our condolences to the family of Angus who recently passed after a long illness.  He lived for piping and that showed in his interview. He was always happy to pass on his knowledge to others and had a fund of stories for the listener. Suffice to say that his life … Read more

Ken Eller

Episode 50 brings Ken Eller to us with lots of information and views on Canadian and Scottish Piping.

Piping Live 2013 – musical snapshots.

Episode 48 – Pipers’ Persuasion visited some locations during the Piping Live week and recorded some piping by the younger pipers on today’s scene as opposed to our normal policy of presenting views and history from the senior pipers. This is temporary! Don’t be concerned!  It’s just a refreshing dip into the current state of piping.   … Read more

Ian Duncan

Episode 46 – Ian Duncan from a solid base of excellent tuition by household names in piping, developed the iconic Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. This was the band which created the standard for concert bands in the British Isles – it smashed boundaries in seeking to promote and entertain with ground breaking sets of music … Read more

Dugald B. MacNeill, B.Sc., F.R.S.C.

An Interview now posted with:- Episode 45 – Since his early youth in Argyll, Dugald B. MacNeill, held an interest in piping. His family moved to Glasgow allowing him to witness to birth of the College of Piping when it formed  in Pitt Street, Glasgow. In a fascinating account he leads us through the years … Read more

Latest Interview with Allan MacDonald

Watch the latest Interview with Allan MacDonald – see his background studies which lead him to conclude that we are as a majority playing pibroch in a manner that was not intended by the composer. Also his thoughts on Strathspeys and how they have evolved. And much more from Allan who provides a great amount … Read more