Episode 26 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion visited Terry Tully at his house near to Dublin at the start of our mini Ireland tour. Terry has spent all his life steeped in the music of Ireland and listened and learnt from grandfather and parents. This music was expressed on various instruments but predominantly the Highland Bagpipe. He has performed for many years … Read more

Episode 25 Online

On the 10 October, 2002 Bob Shepherd was invested at Buckingham Palace with the MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to Piping and Teaching. Bob speaks fondly of his introductions to the Royal Family when they were in Fife and approached his band.  Bob became famous world wide for his informative seminars on … Read more

Episode 24 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion visited Blackburn in West Lothian, where we were cordially welcomed by Gavin Stoddart MBE BEM, erstwhile Major in the British Army. Gavin’s warm conversational style took us through his glittering piping career both in solos and in the difficult direction of piping in the army from Scots Guards, Royal Highland Fusiliers and the … Read more

Episode 23 Online Rbt Wallace;1st interview

Pipers’ Persuasion called into The College of Piping to see the Principal, Robert Wallace who informs us of his early days with the famous 214th Glasgow Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band. He then moved up to the Muirhead & Sons Pipe Band where Bob Hardie the Pipe Major displayed his great knowledge and music and also introduced … Read more

Episode 21 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion went to Glasgow, where we were fortunate to catch Iain MacFadyen at his son’s home for this interview. He is still energetically judging in all corners of Scotland where his radiant personality enriches any gathering.  His down-to-earth manner makes for easy comprehension as he touches on his wide experiences in the world of … Read more

Episode 20 Online

Pipers’ Persuasion traced  Hervé Le Floc’h to the Ibis Hotel in Glasgow just before he judged at the Gordon Duncan Memorial Competition. We had a short interview with him where he touched on his piping life in Brittany and Scotland.  Hervé is an excellent player with a solid background of learning from the greats in … Read more

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