Gerry Quigg: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 4

Published: July 31, 2011
Gerry Quigg: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 4 Published: July 31, 2011

We conclude our four-part interview with Gerry Quigg, an early innovator of pipe band music. In this instalment, Quigg continues with opinions on the size of pipe bands, the current trends with pipe band medleys, his judging experiences and much more.

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TIP OF THE DAY
Drummers: When writing scores, collaborate with the pipe-major to ensure that the overall ensemble – the big key in a pipe band – is suitable to both corps. Then incorporate the mid-section.
Graham Kirkwood