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

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

SPSL Annual Competition 2012

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