Episode 18 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion visited Edinburgh to interview the well-known piper and judge, Tom Speirs. We were given a big welcome and great hospitality as is usual from Tom and then settled down to discuss his piping life and experiences, starting from his father in Darvel, Ayrshire to present day with his two sons who are now … Read more

First Episode of 2011

A very happy new year to you from Pipers’ Persuasion. We hope that 2011 is going to begin where we left off in 2010, with many more excellent additions to our series of interviews with famous pipers and drummers. Our first guest in 2011 is Colin MacLellan, who tells us all about his upbringing in … Read more

Episode 16 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion launched the sixteenth episode in its series on Sunday 19 December, 2010. The last episode of 2010 features famous piper, teacher, adjudicator and piping media presenter John Wilson. John’s interview offers valuable insights into his life as a student of Donald MacLeod, his personal experience of the ‘six in a row’ Strathclyde Police Pipe Band, … Read more

15th Episode Online

Pipers’ Persuasion launched the fifteenth episode in our series of interviews today. Featuring the second drummer in the series, we are pleased that Joe Noble could join us and share his pipe band stories and experiences with us. Joe also provides a valuable insight into the mindset of ensemble and drumming adjudication, a valuable lesson for all … Read more

14th Episode Released

Pipers’ Persuasion uploaded the latest episode of the series on Monday 29 November, 2010. The newest instalment features famed piper, teacher and adjudicator Angus J MacLellan. ‘Angus J’ as he is known to many has led a life packed full of piping experience and he has a lot of fantastic stories which he was pleased … Read more

Watch Episodes 12 & 13

Pipers’ Persuasion has just finished editing and uploading our two latest episodes to the website on 14 November, 2010, Walter Cowan and Willie McCallum. We have more episodes in the production stages which will go online as soon as they are ready and have many more filming dates confirmed for the coming weeks and months. In … Read more

Watch Episode 11 Now

Our latest episode, the eleventh in the series of Pipers’ Persuasion went online on 4 November, 2010, featuring a fantastic interview with the first North American to win major piping prizes, Mike Cusack. Mike met up with Pipers’ Persuasion during his recent stay at the University of Stirling, while preparing for the World Pipe Band … Read more

Episodes 9 & 10 Online

The first of our overseas guests have arrived on the Pipers’ Persuasion website. In our latest episodes which went online on 17 October, 2010, we have two fabulous interviews with Brett Tidswell from Australia and Bruce Gandy from Canada which were filmed this August while both were in Glasgow performing as guest players with Strathclyde … Read more

Episodes 7 & 8 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion has added two new episodes to the website today, with interviews featuring the 24 year leadership of The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band, Robert Mathieson and Jim Kilpatrick MBE. Robert and Jim both led the Shotts band as Pipe Major and Leading Drummer respectively, returning the band to the status … Read more

New Feedback Page Added

Pipers’ Persuasion was launched two weeks ago and we have been flooded with messages of goodwill and encouragement from our viewers all over the world. We are delighted the website has struck a chord with you – the piping and drumming public, so we decided to add a new feedback page to the website, where we … Read more

Mentioned in COP Dispatches

The Pipers’ Persuasion website received a favourable write-up courtesy of Robert Wallace, Principal of the College of Piping in his Piping Times Editor’s Blog of 7 September, 2010. Robert described the website as “very impressive” and was highly complimentary of the intentions of the project as a whole. We are grateful to Robert and the … Read more

Launch Day Success

Pipers’ Persuasion went on line as planned at 0001 hours on Wednesday 1 September, 2010.  The website took a staggering 540 visits in the first 24 hours and feedback so far indicates that you are enjoying the site and the video interviews.  Stay tuned for lots more to come.