Featuring both Medley and Strathspey & Reel performances from the bands outside the top placings 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.
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. Robert Wiseman Dairies Vale of Atholl (P/M A Cramb) MSR: Colin Thomson / Atholl Cummers / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
2. Robert Wiseman Dairies Vale of Atholl Medley: Pipe Major Sandy Spence / Atholl Highlanders / Ronan Sicard’s Jig / Moonlight on the Heather / Alex's Haircut / Reverie / Pipe Major Sandy Gordon / Caledonian Society of London / Na Goisidich / Forest Lodge / Na Goisidich (Reprise)
3. Fife Constabulary (P/M J Murray) MSR: The Highland Wedding / Susan MacLeod / Mrs MacPherson of Inveran
4. Fife Constabulary Medley: The Wellington Police Pipers in Australia / A A Cameron / Mrs Donald McPherson / Rab's Reel / The Brolum / The Eden Air / The Old Wife of the Milldust / Crossing the Minch Jig / Crossing the Minch Reel
5. Manawatu Scottish (P/M S McKenzie) MSR: The Clan Macrae Society / Atholl Cummers / McAllister's Dirk
6. Manawatu Scottish Society Medley: The Road to Lipetsk / The Unfaithful Lover / Donald MacLean / Poyntzfield / The Lads of Kilmarnock / Annie Grant / Busindre Reel / The Appropriate Dipstick / Cheese and Bread and Ham
7. Cullybackey (P/M A McGregor) MSR: The Clan Macrae Society / Susan MacLeod / John MacKechnie
8. Cullybackey Medley: Web Culture / Strathspey King / Balmoral Castle / Cameron's Promise / Penultimatum / Midnight Walk / Bronni's Blue Brozzi / River of Red
9. Ballycoan ( P/M G Cupples ) MSR: Clan Macrae / Susan MacLeod / John MacKechnie
10. Ballycoan Medley: From Maui to Kona / Isabelle Blackley / A Dram Before Ye Go / Azie's Air / A A Cameron / Shirley Bow of Aberfoyle / Silver Spear / Dr Allister's Reel / Sgt Malkie Bow's Consternation
11. Dowco Triumph Street (P/M D Hilder): The Highland Wedding / Maggie Cameron / Pretty Marion
12. Dowco Triumph Street Medley: Old Triangle / Haitian Sensation / John MacDonald's Exercise / 1-5 Boogie / Rodney Hull QC / Cluny's Strathspey / Stevie's First Bar / 1-5 Boogie (Reprise)
13. Australia Highlanders (P/M D Boyle) MSR: Colin Thomson / Blair Drummond / John Morrison of Assynt House
14. Australia Highlanders Medley: Superdry / The Fuddler / Boyle Boys / MacCrimmon Will Never Return / John Murchison / The Lads of Kilmarnock / The Red Fox / The New Paradigm
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