029: Richard Parkes MBE

Richard Parkes MBE Interview

Episode 29 – Richard Parkes MBE set down foundations to success in the 70s. He then won many solo prizes before settling into the serious business of leading Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band to continued major prizes over the decades. Another man with the stamina for the long marathon. Here’s how he does it.

1. Introduction

2. Learning the Rudiments

3. Solo Piping

4. Professional Life

5. Solo Piping 2

6. Teaching in Ireland

7. FMM through the Grades

8. Instruments

9. Chanters, Reeds & Prizes

10. Selection & Preparation

11. Final Thoughts

Tags: Sandy Cummings, Harry McAleer, Nat Russell, Billy Maxwell, Sean Faloon, Duncan Johnstone, Jimmy Banks, Terry Tully, Kenny MacDonald, Murray Henderson, Alastair Dunn, Bill Livingston, Ian McLellan BEM & Terry Lee.