Oban High warms up for Pip­ing Live!

The Oban Times - - News -

OBAN High School Pipe Band are all set to be in a win­ning po­si­tion at this year’s World Pipe Band Cham­pi­onships af­ter its A and B band came first and sec­ond in com­pe­ti­tions at Bridge of Allan at the week­end.

The world’s big­gest pip­ing fes­ti­val cel­e­brates vis­i­tors to Glas­gow from 14 coun­tries un­til Au­gust 13 when the fi­nal com­pe­ti­tions for all grades take place.

Pip­ing Live! will see more than 40,000 mu­sic fans, fam­i­lies and tourists flock to the city from nu­mer­ous coun­tries from, in­clud­ing Es­to­nia, Ar­gentina, Canada, Czech Repub­lic and Italy to en­joy 200 events and 8,000 per­for­mances through­out the week.

Roddy McLeod, di­rec­tor of Pip­ing Live!, said: ‘ We are thrilled to wel­come pipers and mu­si­cians from all over the world to Pip­ing Live!

‘It’s a huge hon­our to host the world’s big­gest week of pip­ing and we’d like to thank the Scots School Al­bury Pipe and Drums who have trav­elled more than 16,000 miles to be part of the cel­e­bra­tion.

‘ We can’t think of a bet­ter way to toast Scot­land’s Year of His­tory, Her­itage and Ar­chae­ol­ogy than a full week of tra­di­tional mu­sic for vis­i­tors to en­joy.

‘Come join in the fun – you’re bound to hear and en­joy some­thing new.’

The World Pipe Band Cham­pi­onships re­turn to Glas­gow Green on Au­gust 11 and 12.

Bands are com­ing from as far afield as New Zealand, Aus­tralia, Canada, USA and South Africa as well as from across Europe to com­pete.

Tick­ets and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion avail­able via www. the­worlds.co.uk.

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