Ian Duncan

Episode 46 – Ian Duncan from a solid base of excellent tuition by household names in piping, developed the iconic Vale of Atholl Pipe Band. This was the band which created the standard for concert bands in the British Isles – it smashed boundaries in seeking to promote and entertain with ground breaking sets of music … Read more

Dugald B. MacNeill, B.Sc., F.R.S.C.

An Interview now posted with:- Episode 45 – Since his early youth in Argyll, Dugald B. MacNeill, held an interest in piping. His family moved to Glasgow allowing him to witness to birth of the College of Piping when it formed  in Pitt Street, Glasgow. In a fascinating account he leads us through the years … Read more

Latest Interview with Allan MacDonald

Watch the latest Interview with Allan MacDonald – see his background studies which lead him to conclude that we are as a majority playing pibroch in a manner that was not intended by the composer. Also his thoughts on Strathspeys and how they have evolved. And much more from Allan who provides a great amount … Read more

New Interview with David Murray posted

Pipers’ Persuasion   travelled some 800 miles to North Somerset where we were privileged  to speak to David Murray.  It was worth every mile with David giving a hearty interview full of stories, wit, intelligent comment  on a wide range of subjects. Robert Reid, Willie Ross, Piobaireachd Society, India  Japan and the Phantom Piper of … Read more

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

Episode 43 Online

  In North Somerset, Pipers’ Persuasion, was hosted by David Murray who regaled us with countless dates, tune titles and opinions on how they must be played. We ranged over the WW2 battle grounds and met many characters of lore. Settle down with your favourite dram and listen to a rare authority. As we say; … 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

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 in styles as … 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