Welcome to Pipers’ Persuasion, a brand new website launched on 1 September, 2010 offering the worldwide piping community never before seen interviews with some of the most noteable names in piping and pipe band music to have influenced their art form. We are launching the site with 6 fantastic episodes featuring: Ian McLellan BEM, Angus Lawrie, … Read more
It was only a matter of two weeks ago in the beer tent at the European Pipe Band Championships in Belfast when Allan and Scott were discussing which drummers should be interviewed for Pipers’ Persuasion and two-time World Solo Drumming Champion Bobby Rea’s name amongst others was up top of the list. Here we are just a short … Read more
Pipers’ Persuasion travelled to Glasgow for The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band Centenary Exhibition at the College of Piping, where we interviewed Robert Mathieson and Jim Kilpatrick MBE for the series. Both interviews are very candid and offer an interesting insight into both sides of their relationship as Pipe Major and Leading … Read more
Mike Cusack, head teacher at St Thomas’ Episcopal School of Houston, Texas met up with Pipers’ Persuasion during the recent hectic visit of his highland dancers and pipe band to Scotland for the 2010 World Pipe Band Championships and surrounding events. Mike’s interview is now in production and will appear on the website soon.
Bill McAllister of Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band has agreed to participate in Pipers’ Persuasion. Bill is one of Pipe Major Tom McAllister Sr’s sons and brother of the late Tom and John. We are looking forward to hearing Bill’s tales of how his family made the Shotts pipe band a force to be reckoned … Read more
The Pipers’ Persuasion team will be busy throughout the month of August catching up with some of the personalities who have agreed to participate in our series of interviews. Allan, Paul & Graham will be taking advantage of the pipe band season’s busiest time to film some exciting overseas guests while they are in Scotland to perform with their respective bands … Read more