Craig 'Hoss' Colquhoun
FT: What first interested you in pipe band drumming, and how long have you been involved?
CC: What got me first interested is an easy first question, Kincardine Scottish Saturday night parades in the summer. Every young kid that has been up on their dad's shoulders marching behind this weekly event has been affected somehow. Every Saturday night at 8:00 P.M. they shut down the main street for the pipe band. It's been going on now for 100 years as of 2008 is the Centennial. My family has home movies of me using two tree branches for sticks marching around in my Grandparents' backyard mimicking the drummers, I must have been 2 or 3.
Officially I started on the street with the band as a snare drummer when I was 10 and played in bands without a break for 30 years. I've been off since 2003, like a lost puppy dog. It's good to be back playing again.