The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is running a free drum clinic this weekend. 

Billed as “Drumming Confidence Builder Drop-in Sessions,” the sessions are open to those who feel they have become a little rusty after the last year or so. David Henderson and David Ross of D2 Percussion `re leding the workshop sessions. 

The workshops will be held on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 at 10:00 till 14:00 over Zoom videoconference software. Each session will last one hour.

To access to the Zoom details follow this link:

We received quite a number of corresnpondence from readers after our most recent Famous Pipers episode. The subject of the episode was John D. Burgess.

One reader asked for information on John’s time as Pipe Major of the Queen’s Own Lowland Yeomanry. This was seemingly around 1960. Do any readers have information on this?

If so, please contact us in the usual way.

Another plea to our large global readership. One of our regular readers is seeking information on Captain J. R. C. Peterson, the publisher of the two collections of pipe music. As our correspondent put it, there is a distinct scarcity of information on Peterson.

Our editor – who is currently on holiday somewhere near Ecclefechan – emailed to tell us he remembered there were quite a few copies of these books in the old Museum of Piping at the College of Piping, but that he couldn’t recall anything in particular about them, aside for a few good tunes therein.

As above, please contact us in the usual way if you can shed some light on Captain Peterson.