Living legends reunited: the Edinburgh Police Pipe Band of the 1950s, ’60s & ’70s – Part 4

Published: January 31, 2011
Living legends reunited: the Edinburgh Police Pipe Band of the 1950s, ’60s & ’70s – Part 4 Published: January 31, 2011

Possibly the most famous pipe band in terms of world renown, the Edinburgh City Police of the latter half of the 20th century travelled the globe as ambassadors of piping, drumming as an art and Scotland as a country. Jack Abbott, Alistair Aitken, Chris Anderson, Jim Hutton, George Lumsden, Harry McNulty, Duncan Smith and Martin Wilson take a look back at what made the band so successful, and how modern-day pipers and drummers might learn from their experiences.

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