Congratulations to Pipeline who have been nominated in Trad Music in the media sponsored by Skipinnish in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2018. Vote now!
We asked Iain MacInnes of Pipeline the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Pipeline is BBC Radio Scotland’s weekly pipe music programme. We’ve been running in the current form since the early ’90s, and our aim is to give a platform to all members of the piping community, from pipe bands and solo pipers to the wider world of folk music in Scotland and beyond.
We record regular studio sessions and interviews with performers, and also broadcast major events such as The World Pipe Band Championships, The Northern Meeting and the Glenfiddich Piping Championship.
The piping world had changed considerably over the past 30 years, and we do our best to reflect innovation while celebrating the core tradition of Highland and bellows piping.
Presenter: Gary West
Producer: Iain MacInnes
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
To reflect and support the music scene in Scotland and, in particular, piping and pipers.
Any particular career highlights?
There have been a few since the programme started almost 30 years ago … think of the genius of players like Willie Morrison and Gordon Duncan in concert, great competition pipers like Alasdair Gillies and Willie McCallum, brilliant pipe bands such as the Field Marshal Montgomery from Northern Ireland, not to mention the pipers who have made their living in folk music. An embarrassment of riches – and we’ve been there to record them.
What are your plans for the future?
More of the same we hope. A programme like Pipeline is only as good as its musical contributors, and we’ve been fortunate in having the very best pass through our studio. For that we’re grateful.
Read more about Pipeline
If you wish to attend the final ceremony, tickets are available to buy via: https://www.horsecross.co.uk/whats-on/the-mg-alba-scots-trad-music-awards-35002 For box office call 01738 621031 or email email@example.com. Bands performing on Saturday 1st December include includes Croft No Five, Mànran, Karine Polwart Trio, Hannah Rarity, Eabhal, Catriona Watt, Gordon Duncan Experience and Gerda Stevenson. and more to be announced. There will also be a late night ceilidh after the Awards till 1am.
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