Donald MacPherson: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives – Part 1

Published: May 31, 2012

We bring subscribers to pipes|drums our archive interview from 2005 with the late Donald MacPherson. Piping scholar Barnaby Brown originally assembled the historic piece with the legendary piper, who passed away on April 21, 2012, at the age of 89.

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