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    Visit to learn more about our work, the history of the bagpipes, and to try them yourself.

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

Listen to the interview

Interviewee

Duncan McDiarmid

Interviewer

Christine MacKay

Background

A farmer in Aberfeldy, Duncan McDiarmid was educated at Merchiston School where he was taught to play the pipes by Pipe Major Hance Gates of Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band. He subsequently competed professionally. He is a long time member of the Atholl Highlanders’ Pipe Band, and is now band President. He still lives in Aberfeldy and is now active as a piping judge.

Publisher

The National Piping Centre

Date

18-09-2012

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

Read More

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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