Tag: Robert Mathieson

Pipe Major J. K. McAllister and Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia.

How Shotts won and lost the Worlds – on the same day!

In 2010 Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band marked its 100th anniversary. In the Piping Times of April that year, the band’s then Pipe Major, Robert Mathieson told the following story about one of the band’s great Pipe Majors, John K. McAllister. By Robert Mathieson It was Saturday, June 25, the […]

John Mulhearn: Listen

John Mulhearn: Listen

By John Mulhearn “Do you ever listen to pipe music?” “… Em, not really… I sometimes hear a busker when I’m in the town…”. So began conversations I had a with a number of students recently. In my day-to-day role as an instructor at The National Piping Centre I often […]