Seumas MacNeill: a pipes|drums Interview from the Archives – Part 3

Published: February 29, 2008

Part 3 of our 1990 interview features his thoughts on drummers, kitchenpiping and piobaireachd styles. A terrific photo of Muirheads, too!

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