The World Pipe Band Championships 2009 - Qualifying Heats CD

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(October 2009) 15 tracks

Featuring March, Strathspey & Reel performances from the Qualifying Round of the Grade 1 event.

Glasgow Green was the venue again in 2009 for the pinnacle in pipe band competition - The World Pipe Band Championships - in front of an audience of more than 40,000 piping fans. Over two hundred bands travelled from far and wide to make The Worlds, the most anticipated and spectacular musical event on their cultural calendar.

The initial downpour certainly didn't dampen the high spirits of the crowd, or the bands, in what turned out to be another fantastic day.

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 Champions is highly coveted, and this event is seen as the culmination of a year's worth of preparation, rehearsal and practice.

1. Ballycoan (P/M G Cupples): Clan Macrae Society / Susan MacLeod / John MacKechnie
2. Torphichen and Bathgate (P/M G Stafford): The Balmoral Highlanders / Susan MacLeod / Loch Carron
3. Oran Mor (P/M A Douglas): The Braes of Badenoch / Susan MacLeod / Loch Carron
4. The 78th Fraser Highlanders (P/M W Livingstone): The Balmoral Highlanders / Atholl Cummers / Pretty Marion
5. Peel Regional Police (P/M J Cairns): Lord Alexander Kennedy / Islay Ball / Pretty Marion
6. Cullybackey (P/M A McGregor): The Highland Wedding / Dora MacLeod / The Sheepwife
7. Fife Constabulary (P/M J Murray): The Highland Wedding / Susan MacLeod / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
8. Australia Highlanders (P/M D Boyle): Pipe Major Tom McAllister / Dora MacLeod / Charlie’s Welcome
9. Lothian & Borders Police (P/M D Barnes): The Highland Wedding / Susan MacLeod / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
10. Los Angeles Scots (P/M C Armstrong): Clan Macrae Society / Susan MacLeod / John Morrison of Assynt House
11. Alberta Caledonia (P/M J Gattinger): Brigadier General Ronald Cheape of Tiroran / Bogan Lochan / John Morrison of Assynt House
12. Manawatu Scottish Society (P/M S McKenzie): The Clan Macrae Society / Atholl Cummers / McAllister’s Dirk
13. The Pipeband Club Sydney (P/M S O Nicolson): Clan Macrae Society / Dora MacLeod / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
14. Dowco Triumph Street (P/M D Hilder): Argyllshire Gathering / Dora MacLeod / John Morrison
15. Tayside Police (P/M D Clunie): The Highland Wedding / Maggie Cameron / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran

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