Featuring both Medley and Strathspey & Reel performances from the top-placed bands from 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. Grade 1 winners Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, Canada, put in a stellar performance, sealing their victory and becoming world champions for the second year running.
2009 Grade 1 results:
Winners: Simon Fraser University (Canada)
2nd: Field Marshall Montgomery (Northern Ireland)
3rd: St Laurence O'Toole (Ireland)
4th: Strathclyde Police (Scotland)
5th: The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead (Scotland)
6th: Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (Scotland)
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.
Produced in association with The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association and BBC Scotland.
1. Simon Fraser University (P/M T Lee) MSR: The Highland Wedding / Blair Drummond / John Morrison of Assynt House
2. Simon Fraser University Medley: Cosmos Cascade / The Snuff Wife / The Atholl Highlanders / The Braes of Locheil / Munlochy Bridge / The Top of Craigvenow / Mrs MacLeod of Raasay / The Braes of Locheil (Reprise) / Mrs MacLeod of Raasay (Reprise)
3. Field Marshal Montgomery (P/M R Parkes MBE ) MSR: The Highland Wedding / Blair Drummond / Pretty Marion
4. Field Marshal Montgomery Medley: Rev AWR MacKenzie's Revenge / Biddy From Sligo / Brendan Murphy / Hi-Ri-Ho-Ro-Mo Nighneag / Mrs Donald MacPherson / Balmoral Castle / The Ness Pipers / The Steampacket / Mobuoy Bridge / The Ness Pipers
5. St Laurence O'Toole (P/M T Tully) MSR: The Highland Wedding / Atholl Cummers / McAllister's Dirk
6. St Laurence O'Toole Medley: The Girl From Dungannon / Mrs Flora MacAuley of Carradale / The Hens March / The Banks of the Lee / Mrs Margaret MacKenzie / Glenclune / Donald MacLean / The Yellow Tinker / The Grey Bob
7. Strathclyde Police (P/M D Bradford ) MSR: Donald Cameron / Cameronian Rant / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran /
8. Strathclyde Police Medley: Shamu's Walkabout / Bridge to Jig / Miss Campbell of Sheerness / The ‘98 Jig / He Mandu / Classical Bob / Miss Drummond of Perth / The Fiddler / He Mandu / Traditional Reel / The Periwig Reel / The Periwig Waltz / He Mandu Reel
9. The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead (P/M R Mathieson) MSR: Balmoral Highlanders / Susan MacLeod / McAllister's Dirk
10. The House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Medley: Tommy MacDonald of Bargullian / The Humours of Cork / Caledonia / Ailish and Rebecca Beanies Jig / Heartland (Bolero) / My Ladies Gown / Lionheart / Good Drying / The Big Turnout
11. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (P/M R Walker) MSR: Pipe Major Tom McAllister / Susan MacLeod / John Morrison of Assynt House
12. Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Medley: The Dechmont Flyer / W A MacPherson of St Thomas / Stewart Chisholm's Walkabout / Hold on to Your Haggis / Cuillin / Now Westlin Winds / Pipe Major Sandy Gordon / Struan Robertson / Drive Home the Mainlanders / Secret Creek
13. Scottish Power (P/M C Armstrong) MSR: Angus Campbell's Farewell to Stirling / Tulloch Castle / John Morrison of Assynt House
14. Scottish Power Medley: Angus Ross of Kirtomy / The North Star / The Shepherd's Crook / Lament for Mary MacLeod / Schottische on Benbecula / Guards Club Recital Series / Keith's Reel / The Little Cascade
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