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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

Iain MacDonald

Interviewer

Bill Gallacher

Background

Born in Glasgow to parents from the Isle of Lewis, Iain was taught initially through the Boys’ Brigade, and subsequently by Duncan Johnston. He was a pioneer of piping in the folk scene in the 1970s, playing with the Battlefield Band and Tinkler Maidjie. He is currently the Pipe Major of Neilston and District Pipe Band, a position he has held for a number of years. He took the band to Eastern Europe before the fall of Communism.

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The National Piping Centre

Date

02-05-2012

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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

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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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