One of the Greentrax Recordings topsellers of the year 2006.
(June 2006) 13 tracks: King George V Army Set * The Yowie’s Horn Set * The Battle of Waterloo Set * The Hornpipe Set * March, Strathspey and Reel * Kintail * Devil In The Kitchen Set * Princer Bridge Set * The Conundrum Set * Morag’s Set * Competition Medley * The View From Glenniston * Terra Incognita * The Ale Is Dear Set.
A live concert recording by this Grade 1 pipe band from Fife, Scotland, under the leadership of Pipe Major Brian Lamond.
The Band have enlisted the help of some guest musicians including Andy Hunter (vocals), Michael Philip (accordion), Frank McGuire (percussion), Paul Clancy (keyboards) and Sandy Stannage (guitar). Brian Lamond features on Scottish smallpipes on two tracks and Douglas Murray plays a selection of his own compositions solo on the Highland bagpipe on one track.
The Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band have a long and proud history, going back to 1929 when the band was known as Dundonald Juvenile Band, under Pipe Major Bob MacKay. After a period as the Dundonald Colliery Pipe Band the name changed finally to The Dysart and Dundonald Pipe Band.
Under the leadership of Pipe Major Robert Shepherd, success followed as the band moved up the grades, finally achieving Grade 1 status in 1973. Titles won by the band include World Champions (twice) * Cowal Champions (four times) * British Champions (three times) * Scottish Champions (seven times) * European Champions (twice) * and Supreme Champions (three times).
Brian Lamond joined the band in 1999, after periods with The Polkemmet and Vale of Atholl Pipe Bands. He was a member of The Victoria Police Pipe Band when they won The World Pipe Band Championships in 1998. The current lineup of Dysart and Dundonald also includes Pipe Sergeant John Elliott and Leading Drummer Brian Purves.
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