Pipe Band Digest

Drum champ Kilpatrick at centre of major furore at Shotts

Kilpatrick fune-tunes one of the drums in his Shotts corps . . . but will he be around next year?
THE global pipe band movement has been thrown into turmoil this week in a vitriolic row involving its greatest-ever competitive drummer - and a former Derry man. Jim Kilpatrick, leading tip at Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia - and who just two months ago helped lead the band to triumph at the Worlds for the first time in a decade - has left the band. But the question remains: was it by choice or was he usurped? Shotts, now under the control of Derry-born former Field Marshal Montgomery second-in-command Ryan Canning, issued a statement on October 12 to say Kilpatrick was leaving the band by mut[...]
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