Stewies at P+D: Holdaway and Fletcher (HD videos)
For those in the northern hemisphere, the cold weather has set in and indoor practices have restarted as pipe bands around the globe work towards 2016. So pipes|drums lights up the hot stove and brings our faithful readers the first in our annual series of pieces from the summer, namely the (usually) annual Pipes+Drums Recital that we sponsor at the Piping Live! festival in Glasgow.
We start the series with performances by the leaders of the Grade 1 Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band of Wilmington, Massachusetts, Pipe-Major Adam Holdaway and Leading-Drummer Scott Fletcher. The Stuarts are one of only two Grade 1 bands from the United States, and this was their second trip to the World Pipe Band Championships in the top grade.
We hope that you enjoy and are warmed by these six videos on the pages that follow from the leaders of one of the world’s top bands.