Harry McNulty: the pipes|drums Interview – Part 1

Published: February 28, 2011

One of the nicest guys ever to put on a pipe band kilt is also one of the most successful leaders. pipes|drums checks in with the venerable and accomplished Harry McNulty of Edinburgh, former Pipe-Major of the Grade 1 Lothian & Borders Police, British Caledonian Airways and Power of Scotland / ScottishPower pipe bands, a respected teacher and a redoubtable adjudicator who always seems to have a good work and a humourous quip for everyone and everything. Includes video footage from the interview.

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