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Robert Mathieson

Robert Mathieson was Pipe Major of the famous Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band from 1986 to 2010. During that time, he he led the band to 30 Major Competition Championships, including 5 world-titles. His renowned creativity, compositional prowess, and partnership with the great Jim Kilpatrick has earned him a repuation for being one of the world's foremost authorities on issues of ensemble, integration, and overall pipe band musical performance.

Father John MacMillan of Barra (with Robert Mathieson)

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Learn the tail of a famous Father who said it was okay to plunder whiskey on the lord's day of rest! For more on this exciting story and fantastic tune be sure to check it out!

Irene Meldrums Welcome to Bon Accord (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rob Mathieson presents another fantastic tune with another rich history. We will learn the tune and discover the story with today's video!

93rd Highlander's Farewell to Edinburgh - Parts 3 & 4 (with Robert Matheison)

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Robert continues with the underplayed but super melodic 2/4 march. In this class we explore more of the history, mystery and myths behind the tune and then learn parts 3 and 4!

93rd Highlander's Farewell to Edinburgh - Parts 1 & 2 (with Robert Matheison)

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Robert dives into an underplayed but super melodic 2/4 march. In this class we explore the history, mystery and myths behind the tune and then learn parts 1 and 2!

The McGurk Effect (with Rob Mathieson)

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Check out this fantastic presentation put together by Robert Matheison on the McGurk Effect and how visuals effect judging.

How World Class Medley's are Made (with Robert Matheison)

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Another truly awesome presentation by Robert Matheison on how winning medleys are put together by some of the top bands in the world. Be sure to check out this amazing story.

Rantin Rovin Robin (with Robert Mathieson)

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A famous tune often played for burns suppers and must know tune!

Robert Burns - A Man's a man (with Robert Mathieson)

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Tune in to find out about the suprising relation between the Robert Burns poem and piping!

Ae Fond Kiss (with Robert Mathieson)

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Wrapping up with our Robert Burns tunes is the famous Love Poem Ae Fond Kiss, a very simple but emotive tune!