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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

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Interviewee

Captain Stuart Samson

Interviewer

James Beaton

Background

Stuart was born an brought up in Laurencekirk in the north east of Scotland. He joined the Gordon Highlanders as a boy soldier, and was subsequently Pipe Major of that regiment, and its successor, the Highlanders (created by an amalgamation of the Gordon Highlanders and the Queen’s Own Highlanders). His army career culminated in his being commissioned and appointed Director of Army Piping and Highland Drumming. On leaving the Army, he was appointed to the staff of the National Piping Centre.

Coverage

1960-2012

Publisher

The National Piping Centre

Date

27-04-2012

Format

audio

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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