Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It has been a very exciting week. I traveled to Scotland with the SFU Pipe Band for two big events.

On Wednesday, we performed a sold out concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The show was a big success -- a great response from the crowd and great reviews online. The concert was recorded and will be released as a CD recording soon.

On Saturday, we played at the World Pipe Band Championships where we repeated as World Pipe Band Champions! We won both events: the MSR (March, Strathspey, and Reel) and the Medley. Our drummers won the award for best drum corps, and we won the overall title. It felt great to play well in both events and very gratifying to be rewarded with great scores from the judges (we received 5 firsts, two seconds, and one third from the 8 judges!).

The BBC provided live streaming coverage of the event so our friends and fans around the world could enjoy the big event live.

There is a ton of media coverage online. Here's some for you to enjoy.

The news story and results from Pipes|Drums.

Documentary footage of the big day by SFU's own filmmaker, Thomas Buchan:

Article and video about the band's concert and preparing for the Worlds.

Video and article with footage of the Worlds and the celebrations!

High-quality video of the World Championship winning Medley from the BBC.

Interview with Pipe Major Terry Lee on CBC's As It Happens:

News video from Canada's Global News.

Scotland's SECC TV:

Donald MacLeod's Piobaireachd Field of Gold from the Concert.

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