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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