A successful day in Belfast on Saturday 10th June for ScottishPower where the band secured 4th place overall in the UK Pipe Band Championships, the second RSPBA major contest of the year. It was held again in the impressive cricket ground within the Stormont estate area of the city and managed to pass with great weather for most of the day.
14 Grade 1 bands competed on the day, two down from the British Championships in Paisley.
It was the turn of the Medley discipline for Grade 1 and the band drew its No. 1 selection on the line from the two entered into the programme.
The tunes were:
March – My Dream Valley on the Road to Glendaruel
Jig – Slainte Do Mhabu
Jig – The Boys of the Town
Slow Air - Lament for Mary Macleod
Strathspey – Duncan Lamont
Strathspey - The Guards Club Recital Series
Reel – Hanter Dro
Reel – Golden Brown
Well done to the overall winners, Field Marshall Montgomery. The full Grade 1 result was as follows:
1st – Field Marshall Montgomery – Northern Ireland
2nd – Inverarary & District – Scotland
3rd – St Laurence O’Toole – Ireland
4th – ScottishPower – Scotland
5th – Police Scotland Fife – Scotland
6th – Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia – Scotland
Best Drum Corp – Field Marshall Montgomery
We will post a clip of our full performance shortly but in the meatime enjoy this short clip of the pipers tuning up:
Pipers tuning up - Jig
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Our Bass section enjoying the Belfast sunshine.