86: Harry Stevenson

Pipers’ Persuasion has had a chat with one of the stalwarts in the pipe band scene in Northern Ireland – Harry Stevenson.  A lifetime piping with the Robert Armstrong Memorial pipe band, allied to years of teaching and adjudicating bands in NI and Scotland gives Harry a great insight into the whole scene and even now has great pipes and fingers that can rock out a fine tune.  Harry has been teaching a long time and he shares many of his experiences with you.  A quiet thinking man who commands great respect from Bandsmen.  (Incidentally Harry used Ken Stewart’s iPad on Zoom – hence the label)

Harry Stevenson; 1; Introduction.mp4

Harry Stevenson; 2; Judging in the 80s.


Harry Stevenson; 3; Shotts 70s Medley 


Harry Stevenson; 4;Chanters and Sound


Harry Stevenson; 5;setting up with reeds


Harry Stevenson; 6;drones and bags.


Harry Stevenson ; 7; Medley Content.


Harry Stevenson; 8; simple tunes.mp4


Harry Stevenson; 9; Memorable performances.


Harry Stevenson; 10; Glasgow Police, Shotts,66


Harry Stevenson; 11 ;Bottom joints and Beaumont Hammel