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 [...]
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Pipers’ Persuasion travelled some 800 miles to North Somerset where we were privileged to speak to David Murray. It was worth every mile with David giving a hearty interview full of stories, wit, intelligent comment on a wide range of subjects. Robert Reid, Willie Ross, Piobaireachd Society, India Japan and the Phantom Piper of [...]
Episode 42 Online. Every Interview is different in its content and complexion and here we have an outstanding one with Captain (ret’d) Stuart Samson MBE where he discusses the ever popular Military Tattoo. We at Pipers’ Persuasion are also delighted that we have Stuart playing and demonstrating how tunes could be played and the difference [...]
Episode 41 – Pipers’Persuasion travelled to London, the Kensington Conference Centre to take in the scene at the Annual Competition of the Scottish Piping Society of London. There we enjoyed the hussle of many simultaneous competitions which prevented accurate coverage but allowed a sample taste on the day where there was an interest in how [...]
Episode 40 Online ; Pipers’ Persuasion have re-interviewed Walter Cowan at his home at Annan where with better light and equipment we were able to reflect his life in piping. He has had impeccable influences which reflects his knowledge and experience in being accepted as decades-long Senior Piping Adjudicator. Walter has had great influence over [...]
Pipers’Persuasion wishes to thank, Crawford from PA, USA for his generous donation towards running costs of our web-site. This aids our commitment to get out there and do more interviews. Big hand to Crawford and all our supporters.
We wish to pass our condolences to the family of Alisdair Gillies and express thoughts on Alisdair and his father Norman. We also take this opportunity to review the past year and comment on the future of Pipers’ Persuasion.
It is with great regret that we learned of the passing of Jim Hutton at the end of June. Jim was in fine form when he was interviewed in his Grangemouth home in the spring, when he was delighted to share his experiences in pipe band drumming. Sadly, Jim passed away after a period of illness. Jim received a worthy fairwell [...]
All the guys from Pipers’ Persuasion join with the rest of you out there in expressing our sorrow at the passing of Rose Fletcher last weekend, 27 March, 2011. I’ve known Rose since I was 13 years when I met her at Cowal, in 1956. She was an institution even then having displayed her single mindedness [...]