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Robert Mathieson

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.

Willie Gray's Farewell to Glasgow Police - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab finishes up PM John Stewart and then starts the class on another fun 2/4 march... Willie Gray! A real fun one that isn't too difficult to get under the fingers. Come on in!  

Pipe Major John Stewart - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab is back! He gets right into it with a nice GS MacLennan tune called Pipe Major John Stewart. This one has a little different flavor to it so expand your 2/4 March stylings with this lesson. Join us!  

Open Session for Solo Competition- Live Class (with Rob Mathieson)

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Rob opens the class to the students who might be competing solo this summer and has them play various competition tunes for review.

 

Autumn Storm - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Robert takes the class through a marching hornipipe he wrote as an opener for a medley. A fun tune to add to the repertoire!  

Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab takes the class through a classic competition style 2/4 march called Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, usually just referred to as Arthur Bignold. This is a very musical tune and great for all levels! Join us!  

79th's Farewell to Gilbraltar - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab continues taking the class through the classic beginner competition march called 79th's Farewell to Gilbraltar. Students play for him are critiqued in this session.  

Various Competitions Tunes - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab reviews three tunes with different students: The Brown Haired Maid (reel), Hugh Kennedy (2/4 march) and 79ths Farewell to Gilbraltar (2/4 march). Come on in and see what other Dojo students are working on!  

Campbeltown Kiltie Ball - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab gets excited talking about strathspeys. Come on in and get a spirited lesson on this classic tune!  

MacKenzie Highlanders - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rob finishes off his earlier lesson with the Haughs of Cromdale and then starts in to another 2/4 March called the MacKenzie Highlanders. These are a couple tunes the Dojo will be focusing on for the Dojo Cruise so come on in and see what we are up to!