Lawrence Towers is the director of S.A.P.A., the South American Piping Association, which works to promote and spread Scottish culture and traditions, and is made up of pipers, drummers and dancers. In 2007 S.A.P.A. celebrated its 40th anniversary, releasing its first CD and participating in November’s Buenos Aires Celtic Festival.
In this interview Lawrence talks about his career as director and drum major in S.A.P.A., and discusses the different approaches of Irish and Scottish dance and music. He also talks about S.A.P.A.’s first CD and the group’s plans for 2008, which include participating in Oktoberfest in CÃ³rdoba, Argentina, and in the South American Pipe Band Gathering in Sao Paulo, Brazil.