(Autumn 2007) 12 tracks (1h 21 mins)
The World Pipe Band Championships have been operating regularly since 1930, when the Scottish Pipe Band Association (today known as the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association) was formed. For competitive bands, the title of World Champion is highly coveted, and this event is seen as the culmination of a year's worth of preparation, rehearsal and practice.
Saturday 11th August 2007 saw 286 bands descending upon Glasgow Green to decide who would be the next World Champions over 8 Grades. The rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the bands or the fantastic Glasgow crowd in what was yet another exciting competition.
The Grade 1 event saw Field Marshal Montgomery from Northern Ireland take their third championship title of 2007, and retain the World title they won in 2006. Runners-up, as in previous years, were Simon Fraser University and House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead.
This CD includes recordings of each of the six top-placed Grade One bands' performances of their 2 sets, with a tune listing. The soundtrack is identical to the vol 1 DVD of the 2007 event.
Field Marshal Montgomery (PM R Parkes MBE): MSR - Pipe Major Thomas MacAllister / Susan MacLeod / Charlie's Welcome * Medley: Trevor Buckley / Seonaidh's Tune / John MacDougall Gillies / Tar The House / The Top Tier / The Bollywood Lounge / The Unknown Air / The Fiddler's Rally.
Simon Fraser University (PM T Lee): MSR - The Balmoral Highlanders / The Islay Ball / The Smith of Chilliechassie * Medley: Duncan Johnstone / John Murchison / Balmoral Castle / The Four Courts / The Humours of Tulla / For Ireland I Will Not Tell Her Name / Emancipation / Finbar Saunders / For Ireland I Will Not Tell Her Name (Reprise).
House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead (PM R Mathieson): MSR - Donald Cameron / Susan MacLeod / The Sheepwife * Medley - The Circle of Fear / The Dancing Stag / The Iron Man / Reel Prelude / The Wise Maiden / McKenna's Ceilidh / Caber Feidh / Tears of Gold / Velocity.
Scottish Lion - 78th Fraser Highlanders (PM W Livingstone): MSR - Balmoral Highlanders / Bogan Lochan / John Morrison of Assynt House * Medley: Dizzle / Miss Lily / The Man from Glengarry / Leaving Ayrshire / Calrossie Cattlewife / John Cairns Double.
Strathclyde Police (PM D MacKay): MSR - Donald Cameron / Caledonian Society of London / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran * Medley: John Lang Brown of Campbeltown / In With The Bricks / Fraser Allison's Jig / The Emigrant's Farewell / J F MacKenzie of Garrynahine / Kirstie MacCallum's Favourite / American Legion Bridge / Paddy Le Blanc / Sandy Cameron.
St Laurence O'Toole (PM T Tully): MSR - Balmoral Highlanders / Maggie Cameron / MacAllister's Dirk Medley - June Rollo's Ronnie / Mrs Margaret MacKenzie / Glenclune / Stranded in Scotland / Ballintore Fancy / Lismurane Lamps / Banks of the Lee / O'Farrell's / Dirty Lough.
Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (PM R Walker): MSR - Lord Alexander Kennedy / Susan MacLeod / John Morrison of Assynt House * Medley - The Italian Weegie / Kirsty McCallman's Favourite / PM Sandy Gordon / Centennial / Lochaber to Argyll / An Air for Elliot / Johnny's Jig / The Gold Ring.
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