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Kirkwall City Pipe Band on Saturday 15th July 2017

music imageThe pipe band played for the third time this summer on Saturday the 15th July 2017 at 19.30pm.

They started their March at the corner of Castle Street & Broad Street (led by Drum Major Cecil Sinclair who has been with the band for 64 years) playing “The Pipers Cave & Gardens of Skye” marches.

I was informed by the Pipe Major Lawrence Tait, that they then turned into the front of the St Magnus Cathedral (due to the council being late? closing Broad Street off to traffic) to play the “Kilworth Hills”.

The drummers then performed their fanfare, this a crowd pleaser every time.

The band then reeled off tunes such as: The Hills of Perth, Archie Duncan, Lexi MacAskill, Highland Cathedral, Sarah Song, Pumpkin Soup, Green Hills of Tyrol, When the Battles O’er, The Battle of Waterloo, According Man.

They then marched back along Broad Street (which was now closed off to traffic) playing: Intercontinental March, Old Regimental March, Seaforth Highlanders .

The weather was kind to the band and the large crowd that turned out for this event. A great evenings entertainment and looking forward to the next one.

Here is a YouTube link to watch the video Kirkwall City Pipe Band

 

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