10 Questions With . . . St. Laurence O’Toole Leading-Drummer Stephen Creighton

Published: February 28, 2011

The current holder of the world’s greatest prize in pipe band drumming and the Lead-Drummer of the 2010 World Champions St. Laurence O’Toole, answers 10 questions from pipes|drums on his band, his music, his Pipe-Major and even how the Irish economy is has impacted the way they do their musical business. Stephen Creighton sheds his enlightening views on the rudiments for making a great pipe band and drum section click.

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