007: Robert Mathieson

Robert Mathieson Interview

Episode 7 Robert Mathieson took time out to meet Pipers’ Persuasion at the College of Piping in Glasgow during the launch day of The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band‘s centenary exhibition, held there on 9 August, 2010. The timing of this interview couldn’t have been better, with Robert stunning the pipe band world just a few days earlier by announcing the end of his highly successful 24 year leadership of the band. Robert shares his views on a broad variety of subjects including his influences, composition, musical presentation, ensemble and his close relationship with Jim Kilpatrick MBE.

1. Introduction


2. Opening Remarks


3. Polkemmet & Shotts Pipe Bands

4. Collaborations with Jim Kilpatrick & Music for the Band

5. Prizes and Judging, Ensemble & Communication

6. Preparation & Presentation

7. The Kilt Centre & The Pipe Box

8. Solo Piping


10. Advice for Young Pipers

Tags: Jim Kilpatrick MBE, John Barnes, Alex Duthart, Erwan Ropars, Fred Morrison, Allan MacDonald & Gordon Duncan.