The band performed and surpassed itself on Wednesday 10th August at the pre-worlds concert in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall to a near sell out crowd. Held in conjunction with the Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band this was certainly the highlight of the ‘Piping Live’ week here in the city.
Reports from our peers and independent reviewers have all confirmed just what an enormous success the evening was, with something for everyone on the night – from traditional pipe band music to an electric quartet playing Mark Saul’s new piece ‘Back on Track’ to an exciting and light hearted Drum Fanfare that closed the first half on a high.
The last minute decision to change the pipe corps’ set up to ‘B’ flat was one that will go down in this concert line’s history. The different tuning was to accompany the 25 piece string section (including brass) that joined the band on stage for selections and arrangements that will be talked about for along time to come. From haunting melodies with Gaelic singing, clever but complimenting arrangements to high energy Jig and Reel sets, even audience vocal participation, it certainly had it all.
The band would like to thank everyone involved in helping us produce such a well attended and received concert.
The band would also like to thank everyone who donated so generously to Erskine Hospital our chosen charity for the evening. As donations are still coming in the exact total has still to be confirmed, however a cheque is hoped to be presented to Erskine at the Cowal Games later this month.