Living legends reunited: the Edinburgh Police Pipe Band of the 1950s, ’60s & ’70s – Part 3

Published: December 31, 2010

Eight of the members from the world’s first truly all-star pipe band of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s get together to revisit old times and consider what it was that gave the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band such a renown, both in playing ability and camaraderie. Jack Abbott, Chris Anderson, Alistair Aitken, Jim Hutton, George Lumsden, Harry McNulty Duncan Smith and Martin Wilson reunite for an afternoon of reminiscing. Often serious but frequently humorous, together they provide pipes|drums readers with a last-chance look at the illustrious band that won seven World Championships, recorded six albums and established the standard for the modern pipe band repertoire. The third in a four-part series exclusively for subscribers to the magazine.

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