All the Piping You Can Handle

Here are some photos we took at the World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow Green.

We listened to the twelve finalist Grade 1 (top-tier) bands play their medley event and then walked around the grounds taking in the many other things going on. The sound of pipes and drums came continuously from all directions as bands tuned, marched and performed in several different competitions at once. It also poured rain for a bit, but, you know. Scotland.

The Grade 1 finalists were a mix of Scottish and international, including a handful of Canadian bands. I decided to cheer for Simon Fraser University, for no particular reason other than patriotism. Sadly, despite my support, SFU failed to unseat the Northern Ireland band Field Marshal Montgomery, who won their forth straight world championship.