Donald Shaw Ramsay: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives

Published: March 31, 2009

Part 3   AB: We were talking about the political situation with the judging . . .   DSR: One of the things that’s very surprising to me is the ensemble business. We have people who are judging ensemble who didn’t know one end of the pipe from another. They’re […]

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Donald Shaw Ramsay: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives

Published: March 31, 2009

We complete our interview with Pipe-Major Donald Shaw Ramsay, the fourth part of the series from a conversation with the legendary figure in August 1989.   Part 4   AB: With living in California now you’ve been back and forth it seems quite a bit. What do you think, do […]

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Donald Shaw Ramsay: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives

Published: February 28, 2009

We continue the publication of the unabridged interview with Donald Shaw Ramsay conducted in an impromptu trans-Atlantic conversation in 1989.   Part 2   AB: Why don’t we talk about Invergordon a little bit.   DSR: Invergordon was a new venture, as far as I was concerned. I was living […]

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Donald Shaw Ramsay: the pipes|drums Interview from the Archives

Published: January 31, 2009

When someone finally writes the definitive history of pipe bands, one would hope that a major portion of the work will be dedicated to Donald Shaw Ramsay, who, it must be said, made a profound impact on the evolution of the idiom.   By coincidence, Ramsay was on the same […]

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