Pipe Band Digest

Record 10 titles for Ireland – but FM and Bleary see hopes dashed

Pipe Major Mark Hasson, left, and Colmcille Pipe Band pictured at the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green
IT was arguably Ireland’s most successful-ever foray to the Worlds last weekend when an incredible TEN outright global titles were garnered by bands from Dublin to Derry. But in the end the two championships on which so much local hopes, dreams and aspirations had been pinned – for Field Marshal Montgomery in the top flight and Bleary in grade two – didn’t quite materialise. Nonetheless, that didn’t detract from what was unquestionably the best Worlds in its 69-year history, an event which attracted 8,000 players and 40,000 spectators to Glasgow Green for tw[...]
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