013: Willie McCallum

Willie McCallum Interview

Episode 13 – Willie McCallum is instantly recognised in the piping fraternity as one of the most successful soloists ever to have graced the solo piping competition scene. A native of Campbeltown, Kintyre, Willie has won almost every prize in solo piping and several times over. Pipers’ Persuasion met up with Willie at McCallum Bagpipes in Kilmarnock, where he has recently taken up a post in the company where he has successfully developed the MC2 Solo Chanter, with which he has had considerable recent success. Willie talks about the many influences upon his piping, his ancestry and many other interesting areas of his life in piping.

1. Introduction

2. Competition Preparation

3. Competitions & Brittany

4. Kintyre Lessons

5. Ancestry & Bagpipes

6. Bagpipe, Practice, Set Up

7. Synthetic

8. Pipe Bands

9. Gold; MC2.

10. Teaching

Tags: Jack Lee, Roderick MacLeod MBE, Stuart Liddle, Bill Livingstone, Alastair Gillies, Gordon Walker, Gordon Duncan, Ronald McCallum, Hugh McCallum, Douglas McShannon, Ronald McShannon, William Thomson, John McKenzie, John MacDonald, John Wilson, William Wilson, Ronald McCallum MBE, William McCallum, George Allan, Bridget McKenzie, John K MacAllister, George Lumsden, Iain McLeod, Angus MacDonald, John MacLellan, Jim Henderson, Harry McNulty, Peter Hunt, Hugh McInnes, Stuart McCallum, Kenny MacLeod & Glenn Brown.