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Old 13th August 2016, 19:07
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World Pipe Band Championship - Live Stream

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Old 13th August 2016, 21:12
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Field Marshal Montgomery won it!! Inverary was second, St Lawrence Otoole third, Shotts fourth, Scottish Power fifth, and Fife came sixth.That I believe makes for 11 times FMM have taken the titles
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Old 13th August 2016, 22:56
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reminds me of bygone days when the world pipe band contest was held at the Cowel gathering in Dunoon. We used to have over a 1000 pipers and drummers marching from the pier through the town up to the ground(what a wonderful sight and sound)

The championship was usually won by the Glasgow or Edinburgh police pipe bands,tho our local band the Dunoon and BallochIsle band did win it once or twice,those were the days
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Old 13th August 2016, 23:50
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reminds me of bygone days when the world pipe band contest was held at the Cowel gathering in Dunoon. We used to have over a 1000 pipers and drummers marching from the pier through the town up to the ground(what a wonderful sight and sound)

The championship was usually won by the Glasgow or Edinburgh police pipe bands,tho our local band the Dunoon and BallochIsle band did win it once or twice,those were the days
Aye but it was better in those days marching back doon after the games were over and more than a couple had spent the afternoon in the beer tent, the street was wide open and all the pub patrons would stand on the curb and supply the bandsmen with liquid refreshmentsas they passed, that is all in the past tho, Cowel has been dropped from the competion circuit
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Old 13th August 2016, 23:55
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An apendum to my last post, Cowel still has the games but nowhere near the size it was then, it is mainly for the dancing championships now with piping being more for individual competition, in fact my son in law will be trying for the gold medal this coming weekend
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I really thought it was going to be Inverarays year. But what happened to the Canadian bands! SFU in particular
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Old 14th August 2016, 16:44
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An apendum to my last post, Cowel still has the games but nowhere near the size it was then, it is mainly for the dancing championships now with piping being more for individual competition, in fact my son in law will be trying for the gold medal this coming weekend
I seem to remember that the Cowal games were held in the BLACK park.
When I took my wife up for her first visit to the games she remarked that the friendliest drunks in the world were to be found along the length of Argyll street,
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Old 14th August 2016, 21:39
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I really thought it was going to be Inverarays year. But what happened to the Canadian bands! SFU in particular
Stuart only lost by one point, and won the msr by ensemble preference, if you go to RSPBA website you can punch up the full results and you will note some of the positions are as far appart as hens teeth, having said that tho we get years like this one when "Foreign"Bands seem to be out of favour, note the position of the Frasers from Ontario and the two Kiwi bands

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No doubt you pipe band enthusiasts will have come across this before; have just read it myself:
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-s...ians-1.2765682

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There were a number of Canadian bands taking part, many from the police services to mention Toronto (with the Ross tartan) and Peel.
Don't know how they rated but I think they are fairly good.
Toronto Police start the Santa Claus parade every year.
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Thanks for posting Beedeesea, yes I was aware of the hazard, along with a host of others when one plays the great highland war pipe, but I am not aware of the two pipers mentioned in the article( which means nothing)Iwould have thought that the occasional piper would be more at risk rather than an ardent band member, You know the type one who drags his pipes from under the bed and goes and puts some fun back in a funeral(or a wedding)on strictly a cash deal, whereas lo betide the band member who arrrives at a practice with his pipes in less than pristine condition, and wih the advent of zippered bags made from various types of airtight material, plus the introduction of plastic reeds (the old boys will be turning over in their graves)mold (in my opinion)will not be as prevalent, and it is interesting to note it was an Irish article, maybe it was written just to scare the opposition keeping in mind it was an Irish band who won the worlds
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No, HM, happened in Manchester apparently.

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Old 24th August 2016, 16:04
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There were a number of Canadian bands taking part, many from the police services to mention Toronto (with the Ross tartan) and Peel.
Don't know how they rated but I think they are fairly good.
Toronto Police start the Santa Claus parade every year.
Toronto didn't attend the worlds this year opting for Maxville(Fergus)instead where they placed 5th behind both Fraser bands , the Peel regional police and the ottawa police,(not good)I know the PM of Toronto Ian K McDonald who does very well on the individual professional circuit, and as an aside my son in law and daughter both played for the Toronto police grade one a few years ago
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Old 24th August 2016, 20:36
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Speaking of Ian MacDonald he just won the gold medal at Oban
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Old 24th August 2016, 23:14
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Thanks for that Hamish.
A few years ago I was on a flight to Glasgow and there were several bands on it going to the competition and I had the misfortune to be sat besides a couple of very large members of Peel Police band.
As you may well know the seating on these flights is rather cramped and I was squished all the way. Good crack though and I must say they didn't partake too much !!!!!
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Old 25th August 2016, 00:31
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I flew to glasgow from Vancouver in 1999 with both the Simon Fraser and Robert Malcome memorial pipe bands, they opted to form up and play couple of tunes up to the front then back down the other side, the rest of the passengers seemed to like it, incidently both bans won the world championships that year SFU in grade one and RMM in the juvenile division
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Old 25th August 2016, 04:13
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Field Marshal Montgomery won it!! Inverary was second, St Lawrence Otoole third, Shotts fourth, Scottish Power fifth, and Fife came sixth.That I believe makes for 11 times FMM have taken the titles
FMM are a fantastic pipe band to say the least. We used to have one pilot who sorted his holidays around the world pipe band contest, even doing swops so he could go! Brilliant clips, many thanks indeed.
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