The weather didn’t hold but the focus, drive and determination sure didn’t wean in the build up to Saturday at the British Pipe Band Championships in Paisley.
The band were delighted to produce an excellent March, Strathspey & Reel to take 2nd place overall. The Pipe Corp took further confidence and were thrilled by winning the two 1st places in Piping.
3rd on out of 12 Grade 1 bands they played their No.2 set:
March - 93rd Highlanders Farewell to Edinburgh.
Strathspey - Devlinside
Reel - Charlie’s Welcome
The band are delighted to continually effectuate tunes that are not often heard in competition and the feedback so far has been great. The setting of Pipe Major Angus MacDonald’s Charlie’s Welcome in particular is catching the hear of many admirer of classic MSRs.
Well done of course to the winners St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band from Dublin.
The full Grade 1 results was as follows:
1st - St Laurence O'Toole - Eire
2nd - Scottish Power - Scotland
3rd - Inveraray and District - Scotland
4th - Peoples Ford - Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia - Scotland
5th - Field Marshal Montgomery - Northern Ireland
6th - Police Scotland Fife - Scotland
The full breakdown of placings can be viewed on the RSPBA official website
The band would also like to send best wishes to the female that took unwell whilst walking past the band as they started tuning up for the March Past.
Piper David Hilder (Paramedic) and Tenor Drummers Emma MacDougall (Specialist Stroke Nurse) and Iona Underwood (Medical Student) rushed to assist a female who collapsed and administered first aid and took control of the situation. It is comforting and reassuring to know these qualities and skills are within the band should they ever be called upon. The band were very proud of David, Emma and Iona’s swift actions and we wish the lady well in her recovery.