July 20, 2021

Ainsley Hart, Part 2 – our conversation with Pipe Bands Australia’s president continues

We conclude our exclusive conversation with Pipe Bands Australia President Ainsley Hart with Part 2 of the frank overview of his work putting the country’s association of associations on more solid ground.

In this installment, Hart, who took over the post in November 2020, elaborates on the post-pandemic role of piping and drumming associations, with far less emphasis on simply running competitions.

The traditional roles of contest promoters are certainly diminishing. Post-pandemic, that’s only going at accelerate. The whole dynamic of what the association does is going to have to shift. – Ainsley Hart

We also delve into Australia’s distance from the Scottish mothership being both a challenge and an advantage. It’s clear that Hart is ready, willing, and able to try new initiatives rather than simply aping others or replicating the past.

He also discusses the change towards a more open and honest Australian scene, with members encouraged to share their thoughts and ask questions.


Our thanks to Ainsley Hart for taking the time to share his thoughts so freely with pipes|drums.

Only through asking questions and open dialog can expect to get the information we need.

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A conversation with Ainsley Hart, president of Pipe Bands Australia – Part 1

Pipe Bands Australia selects Hart as new president
November 8, 2020

Pipe Bands Australia looking for applicants for President role|
October 13, 2020

Pipe Bands Australia president resigns
August 30, 2020

Earl re-elected to third Pipe Bands Australia term
September 13, 2019

Pipe Bands Australia preparing for controversial election
September 11, 2019

Blacktown appoints new pipe-major
March 7, 2008





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