Mark Saul: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 4

Published: February 29, 2012
Mark Saul: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 4 Published: February 29, 2012

In the final instalment of the Mark Saul pipes|drums Interview, he discusses piping and drumming "traditions," the ebb and flow of musical creativity, and what happens when bands try to challenge the establishment. The cultural divisions that can be seen with bands from various parts of the world are exposing new concepts and leading to the constant questioning of "authority."

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