500 ‘Likes’ on Facebook

Just in time for our launch of 1 September, 2010, the Pipers’ Persuasion Facebook page has attracted a staggering 500 ‘likes’ from interested users of the social networking website. We have been using it to promote the launch of the new website and it will be updated in conjunction with our blog to keep fans updated with … Read more

Post-Worlds Interviews Completed

Pipers’ Persuasion has completed the recording of interviews with famous Canadian piper Bruce Gandy and Brett Tidswell of Australia. Both pipers have been in Scotland since the start of August to perform with Strathclyde Police Pipe Band at the World Pipe Band Championships. Both interviews are very interesting indeed and will make for good viewing … Read more

Find Us on Facebook

If you are a Facebook user, you will be pleased to hear Pipers’ Persuasion has its own page on the popular social networking website. You can become a fan of Pipers’ Persuasion by visiting our page and hitting the ‘Like’ button. Feel free to share your stories, pictures and videos of your favourite Pipers’ Persuasion … Read more

Website Launched

Welcome to Pipers’ Persuasion, a brand new website launched on 1 September, 2010 offering the worldwide piping community never before seen interviews with some of the most noteable names in piping and pipe band music to have influenced their art form. We are launching the site with 6 fantastic episodes featuring: Ian McLellan BEM, Angus Lawrie, … Read more

Bobby Rea

It was only a matter of two weeks ago in the beer tent at the European Pipe Band Championships in Belfast when Allan and Scott were discussing which drummers should be interviewed for Pipers’ Persuasion and two-time World Solo Drumming Champion Bobby Rea’s name amongst others was up top of the list. Here we are just a short … Read more

Shotts Duo Interviewed

Pipers’ Persuasion travelled to Glasgow for The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band Centenary Exhibition at the College of Piping, where we interviewed Robert Mathieson and Jim Kilpatrick MBE for the series. Both interviews are very candid and offer an interesting insight into both sides of their relationship as Pipe Major and Leading … Read more

Mike Cusack Joins Pipers’ Persuasion

Mike Cusack, head teacher at St Thomas’ Episcopal School of Houston, Texas met up with Pipers’ Persuasion during the recent hectic visit of his highland dancers and pipe band to Scotland for the 2010 World Pipe Band Championships and surrounding events. Mike’s interview is now in production and will appear on the website soon.

Bill McAllister Interview Confirmed

Bill McAllister of Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band has agreed to participate in Pipers’ Persuasion. Bill is one of Pipe Major Tom McAllister Sr’s sons and brother of the late Tom and John. We are looking forward to hearing Bill’s tales of how his family made the Shotts pipe band a force to be reckoned … Read more

Busy Worlds Week Lined Up

The Pipers’ Persuasion team will be busy throughout the month of August catching up with some of the personalities who have agreed to participate in our series of interviews. Allan, Paul & Graham will be taking advantage of the pipe band season’s busiest time to film some exciting overseas guests while they are in Scotland to perform with their respective bands … Read more