The Bagpipe Society

Remembering Paul Saunders

The epitaph on Spike Milligan’s grave famously reads “I told you I was ill.” It’s a gag that my friend and colleague Paul Saunders loved and gleefully repeated on many occasions. Paul was a professional ‘medieval entertainer’, working castles, festivals and fairs the length of the country, and sometime beyond, as a solo performer and in various costume bands. This can be hard and exacting work, in all weathers and for not much pay....