10 Questions With . . . Iain Donaldson

Published: April 30, 2011

We check in with the 35-year veteran of top-flight pipe band competition on both sides of the Atlantic, and the owner of The British Shop, one of North America’s leading piping and drumming merchandise dealers for our exclusive “10 Questions With . . .” snapshot interviews.

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