Skip to comments.World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow gets extra day
Posted on 04/20/2013 12:14:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa
Hundreds of bands from the UK and abroad are expected at the event, known as "The Worlds", on 17 and 18 August.
The competition coincides with the last days of the 10th Glasgow International Piping Festival - Piping Live!
St Enoch Square will act as the hub for the music event from 11-18 August. Among the performers is Julie Fowlis, whose music featured in the film Brave. Major attraction
The World Pipe Band Championships, won in 2011 and 2012 by the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Lisburn, near Belfast, have been associated with Glasgow for more than 60 years.
In recent times it has been marketed as a major attraction for the city and features Highland Dancing, Highland Games, fairground rides and a family fun zone.
Traditionally the event has been staged in Glasgow Green on one Saturday during August. The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band were the winners The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band won the 2011 and 2012 events
Ian Embelton, of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, explained the decision to extend this year's championships.
"With over 200 bands coming from 11 countries to compete, we have listened to feedback from spectators and fans and we are delighted to extend The Worlds to two days," he said.
"Families and music fans will have more time to see the bands compete alongside the other activities on offer."
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Thanks for the ping! If I were independently wealthy, I would be there. Since I’m not, I won’t be, but I will rely on you to give us all the news about it. :o]
You either love the sound of bagpipes or hate them. I LOVE them! Haven’t got a drop of Scottish blood in me that I can find up to the 1600’s, but I love the sound of the pipes. Scotland the Brave gets me going. And what’s not to like about handsome men in kilts? God Bless Scotland!
The Muslims are making changes there too.
Lived in Vancouver Canada 1982-85. We were about 100 yards from Stanley Park. On Robbie Burns Day, a piper would start the day some where deep in the park (1000 acres) saluting Burns and all Scots.
The sound drifting through the forest and into our apartment would make the hairs on my neck stand on end.
It was wonderful!!!!
One of the entrants wanted to take his prized bagpipes to the competition as carry-on luggage, but was told it was necessary to check them. When he arrived he anxiously went to the baggage claim and awaited his luggage. When he saw his bag, something was amiss, and with great trepidation he went over to inspect it. Suddenly, it dawned on him that his worst fears were realized: Someone had placed a second set of bagpipes in his luggage!!
PIPER DOWN !
Best use of bagpipes in a rock song.
Did the muslims there okay this?
OR...maybe they want to infiltrate a gurilla bank of Scotish pipers who were preparing exploding haggis.
Well heres a bit of a mystery.
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday posted an online combined synopsis/solicitation for the following items:
LI 001: Carbon Bagpipe Drone Reed Set, 5, EA;
LI 002: Bagpipe Chanter Reeds-Easy, 12, EA;
LI 003: Bagpipe Chanter Reeds-Medium, 12, EA;
LI 004: Deluxe Bagpipe Bag Covers w/ Non-slip Grap Patch and Zipper, 5, EA;
LI 005: Drone Cords, 5, EA;
LI 006: Highland Bagpipe Tuner and Metronome with cases, 2, EA; LI 007: Combination Tuner and Metronome, 6, EA; LI 008: Black Polypenco Bagpipes w/ cases, 10, EA; LI 009: Polypenco Bagpipe Chanter, 10, EA; LI 010: Bellows Blown Blackwood Smallpipes in A w/ cases, 4, EA; LI 011: Black waxed bagpipe hemp, 4, EA; LI 012: Real Beeswax, 4, EA; LI 013: Long Polypenco Practice Chanters, 10, EA; LI 014: Bagpipe Tutor Book VOL 1 C.O.P., 10, EA; LI 015: Practice Chanter Reed, 10, EA; LI 016: Rol of Pipe Bag Tie-In cord, 2, EA; LI 017: Tapered Reamer, 1, EA; LI 018: PiobMaster 2.3 CD ROM-Bagpipe music writing software, 1, EA; LI 019: Pipe Band Base Drum Carrier, 2, EA; LI 020: Folding Bass Drum Stand, 1, EA; LI 021: Inverness Rain Cape, 14, EA; LI 022: Glengarry Plain, 15, EA; LI 023: Snare Drum Stand, 4, EA; LI 024: Pipe Band Snare Drums-Black, 4, EA; LI 025: Snare Carrier-Silver, 4, EA; LI 026: 16″ x 12″ Pipe Band Tenor Drum, 4, EA; LI 027: 18″ Bodhran Pack w/ Beater, 4, EA; LI 028: Deluxe triple function drum sling, 2, EA; LI 029: Heavy Duty Tenor Drum leg rest, 2, EA; LI 030: Drum-Mount Snare Drum stick bag, 4, EA; LI 031: Heavy Duty Drum Key, 2, EA; LI 032: Short Black Classic Tenor Mallets, 3, EA; LI 033: Black Bass Beaters, 2, EA; LI 034: TyFry Tenor Tutor Tenor Instruction DVD/CDROM, 1, EA; LI 035: Snare Stick Set, 10, EA; LI 036: Square Tenor/Snare Drum Case, 5, EA; LI 037: Spats Canvas-White, 20, EA; LI 038: Hose-Blue, 14, EA; LI 039: Flashes-Red, 14, EA; LI 040: Leather Day Sporrans-Black, 14, EA; LI 041: Horsehair Sporrans, 14, EA; LI 042: Sgian Dubhs, 14, EA;
OMG Sporrans and the dreaded Sgian Dubhs.....we are doomed....
“OR...maybe they want to infiltrate a gurilla bank of Scotish pipers who were preparing exploding haggis. “
could it be the dreaded Sgian Dubhs....?
.....OMG...it's a TYRE PRESSURE GAUGE.
Hey, there are no pockets in a kilt! Give the guy a break. :)
This guy always looks like a young Dan Aykroyd to me.
I think our State of Jefferson pipe band competed. They are made up largely of CalFire personnel and do a lot of parades and ceremonial functions in the North State.
Spats, white canvas - check
Hose, blue - check
Leather day sporrans - check
Horse hair sporrans - check
Sgian Dubhs - check
Who forgot the bloody kilts?
Does that silly suet pudding masquerading as a woman expect them to go full Monty?
While the Scottish pipers can stir the blood to swing claymores and yet produce the most mournful laments, no man, woman, or child should have to hear four or five pipe and drum corps trying to tune up all at once.
In the early seventies I attended the wonderful Antigonish Highland Games in Nova Scotia. Aside from the gracious hospitality, those games remain embeded in my memory for two events. During the caber toss, onecontestants heave went a bit astray and snapped after hitting the wooden curb at the hammer throw spot.
The second event still chills my soul to this day. Walking towards the field we were startled by the most godawful noise. Sounded like ten thousand cats being tortured. Our host said, “Och, that’s only the pipers tuning up.l
Forget waterboarding. Let the gits at Gitmo listen to that 24/7 and they’ll crack in a few minutes.