UK Pipe Band Championships - Belfast


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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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BelfastBassOur Bass section enjoying the Belfast sunshine.