078: SPA Veterans Competition 2019

the Annual Veterans Competition was held at National Piping Centre, Otago Street Kelvinbridge Glasgow on Friday 6 September 2019.  This is open to Members of the SPA who have attained the age of either 60 or 65 depending on who you are asking for that information.   Sometimes 10 or so compete and on this occasion … Read more

Various Comments from early 2016

Hi Allan: Was just listening to David Murray’s interview. Fantastic all of this work you’ve done! I know you had been trying to fit me in at some point and unfortunately I was seriously under the weather when Willie McCallum was over last summer. However, I’m playing with Inveraray this summer and will be over … Read more

Donation from Australia

Pipers’Persuasion wishes to thanks Donald Grant of Victoria for his assistance with our project. This is gratefully received as it allows and encourages us to continue our travels to interview the ‘greats’ in the piping world. We are actively seeking to interview another half dozen famous people in the next few months after we get … Read more

Video Presentation to Piobaireachd Society

Episode 52 – Opinions on the Development of Piobaireachd – on March 22, 2014, Allan Hamilton of Pipers’Persuasion attended the Annual Conference of the Piobaireachd Society and to a large audience of members displayed a video collage of famous interviewees encapsulating some of their views on the expression of piobaireachd and its general direction.   This … Read more

Donation from Crawford Wilson

Pipers’Persuasion wishes to thank, Crawford from PA, USA for his generous donation towards running costs of our web-site.  This aids our commitment to get out there and do more interviews. Big hand to Crawford and all our supporters.

Jim Hutton

It is with great regret that we learned of the passing of Jim Hutton at the end of June. Jim was in fine form when he was interviewed in his Grangemouth home in the spring, when he was delighted to share his experiences in pipe band drumming. Sadly, Jim passed away after a period of illness. Jim received a worthy fairwell … Read more

Rose Fletcher

All the guys from Pipers’ Persuasion join with the rest of you out there in expressing our sorrow at the passing of Rose Fletcher last weekend, 27 March, 2011. I’ve known Rose since I was 13 years when I met her at Cowal, in 1956. She was an institution even then having displayed her single mindedness … Read more

Donation Made by NWEPS

Pipers’ Persuasion would like to acknowledge the generous substantial donation made to the site by the North West of England Piping Society. We are very grateful for this help towards our large outgoings both in terms of general expenses and capital equipment.  It also demonstrates the long-standing support to piping in general and our venture … 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.