025: Bob Shepherd MBE

Bob Shepherd MBE Interview

Episode 25 – Bob Shepherd MBE took his first piping lesson as a 10-year old member of Lochore Juvenile Pipe Band under Pipe Major Hugh MacPherson. At the age of 14, he joined the Dundonald Colliery Pipe Band (later became Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band) and took solo instruction from Walter Drysdale. Later, Bob became famous worldwide for his informative seminars on all aspects of the pipe band including adjudication. On the 10th October, 2002 Bob was invested at Buckingham Palace with the MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to Piping and Teaching. We discuss all the events in between which caused Bob to grow in talent and authority.

1. Introduction

2. Early Days and Origin of Pipe Band Association

3. Origins of Teaching and Tutor Book

4. Evolution of Dysart

5. Medley Conversation

6. Analysis and Application

7. Judging

8. St Thomas’ Episcopal School, Texas

9. Brittany

10. Shepherd Bagpipes

Tags:  Hugh McPherson, Tom Anderson, James Warnock, Bert Barr, Jimmy Banks, Mike Cusack, Brian Donaldson, Jackie Smith, Hervé Le Floc’h, Robert Hardie, Jakez Pincet, Tom McAllister Jnr, John MacLellan, Bob Weatherston, Willie Ross, Jimmy Russell, Walter Drysdale, John K MacAllister & Tom Speirs.