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Updated 04/29/2013


Egg and the Fiddle
Pipe Major Robert Mathieson

Robert "Rab" Mathieson was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1958. He was taught piping by Johnny Barnes, Pipe Major of the Whitrigg Pipe Band (later the Grade I Polkemmet Colliery). He twice won the Macallen Trophy at the Inter-Celtic Music Festival in Lorient, France. Mathieson joined Shotts & Dykehead as Pipe Major along with Jim Kilpatrick (as Drum Sergeant) after the 1986 season.  He released a solo recording "Gracenotes" in 1988 and has published several collections of his own tunes. He won the World Pipe Band Championships in 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, and 2005 and also has won 40 RSPBA Major Championships.