Jim Hutton: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives – Part 3

Published: October 31, 2011
Jim Hutton: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives – Part 3 Published: October 31, 2011

In this penultimate installment of our February 2000interview with the late Jim Hutton, we get into contentious topics of the time ¨C namely, conflict of interest in the pipe band judging ranks, the emerging game of numbers in the upper-grade bands and the varying standards around the world of pipe band snare drumming. Interestingly, Hutton touches upon the trend that had then only recently re-started with flourishing tenors, and his thoughts at the time foreshadowed the controversy of opinions that would follow over the next decade.

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