A new interview with Captain (ret’d) Stuart Samson MBE

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 … Read more

The big London Event;SPSL

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 … Read more

At Home with Walter Cowan

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 … Read more

Donation from Crawford Wilson

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.

Alisdair Gillies & Pipers’ Persuasion Review

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.

Jim Hutton

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 … Read more

Rose Fletcher

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 … Read more

Donation Made by NWEPS

Pipers’ Persuasion would like to acknowledge the generous substantial donation made to the site by the North West of England Piping Society. We are very grateful for this help towards our large outgoings both in terms of general expenses and capital equipment.  It also demonstrates the long-standing support to piping in general and our venture … Read more

New Feedback Page Added

Pipers’ Persuasion was launched two weeks ago and we have been flooded with messages of goodwill and encouragement from our viewers all over the world. We are delighted the website has struck a chord with you – the piping and drumming public, so we decided to add a new feedback page to the website, where we … Read more

Mentioned in COP Dispatches

The Pipers’ Persuasion website received a favourable write-up courtesy of Robert Wallace, Principal of the College of Piping in his Piping Times Editor’s Blog of 7 September, 2010. Robert described the website as “very impressive” and was highly complimentary of the intentions of the project as a whole. We are grateful to Robert and the … Read more

Launch Day Success

Pipers’ Persuasion went on line as planned at 0001 hours on Wednesday 1 September, 2010.  The website took a staggering 540 visits in the first 24 hours and feedback so far indicates that you are enjoying the site and the video interviews.  Stay tuned for lots more to come.

Post-Worlds Interviews Completed

Pipers’ Persuasion has completed the recording of interviews with famous Canadian piper Bruce Gandy and Brett Tidswell of Australia. Both pipers have been in Scotland since the start of August to perform with Strathclyde Police Pipe Band at the World Pipe Band Championships. Both interviews are very interesting indeed and will make for good viewing … Read more