Pipers’ Persuasion has been fortunate in securing an interview with Fred Morrison, whose approach is firmly rooted in the musical tradition of the Hebridean islands of Scotland. However, he constantly pushes the boundaries, creating a fresh new sound that is forever evolving. Fred began taking lessons from his father at the age of nine. His father, a noted piper, was from the small remote island of South Uist – which is to be found off the north-west coast of Scotland – a wild, beautiful place with a particularly rich tradition in piping. He taught using Canntaireachd, a unique singing style where notes and rhythms are given particular sounds. Before long, Fred had won most of the top international prizes of the piping world.