Two straight for Field Marshal Montgomery

Published: June 29, 2013
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Forres, Scotland – June 29, 2013 - Field Marshal Montgomery made it Two straight RSPBA major victories in 2013 by winning the European Pipe Band Championship in the north east of Scotland. The band received three of four first-place ranking from the judges. Inveraray & District continued to threatened, taking second. Local favourites Buchan won the Grade 2 competition, which had only 10 bands in it, one of the smallest Grade 2 entries in many years. Weather was warm and overcast and stayed dry.

Grade 1 (medley, 13 competed)
1st Field Marshal Montgomery (1,1,1,2)
2nd Inveraray & District (2,2,2,3)
3rd Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia (4,5,3,1)
4th St. Laurence O’Toole (7,3,4,5)
5th Greater Glasgow Police Scotland (3,7,7,4)
6th ScottishPower (5,6,5,6)

Judges: Gordon Lawrie, Bill Garrett (piping); Sandy Russell (drumming); Joe Noble (ensemble)


Grade 2
(MSR, 10 competed)
1st Buchan Peterson
2nd Lomond & Clyde
3rd Glasgow Skye
4th Oban
5th Dumbarton & District
6th Mackenzie Caledonian

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  1. leshutt

    looks like a double anonymous comments to me. Didn’t hear Inveraray on Saturday but this bull**** takes away from a innovative quality band that when I’ve heard them recently merits this type of result Les Hutt

  2. Lawrie

    Furthermore, uilleannonlooker, if you look at the top 6 result, you might recognise that 4 of them are Scottish bands.

  3. Delgaty

    I think that the picture says it all¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­¡­ Just get your pipes up whenever you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Lawrie

    uilleannonlooker – [edited] spare us from your misguided comments about a top-class pipe band. Inveraray are a superb band. Very musical in selection and execution, and starting to produce a very rich sound. There are many great Scottish bands at present. None of them need a leg-up, as you are suggesting. It just so happens they are exist in an era where we are witnessing arguably the greatest pipe band of all-time sweep all before it, that being FMM. But I guess you weren’t told that by your ‘friend’, or that you knew anyway.

  5. Lawrie

    wisehart; hands-down the best post here. Well put!The IDPb performance on the weekend was a *******. The most dynamic and musical medley on the day. Beaten only by the clinically skilled and brilliant FMM machine on the day. There was daylight between the top two bands and the rest of the field, in my humble opinion. Anyone who says IDPB were kissed on the you-know-what are either ignorant or sucking on a lemon.

  6. wisehart

    uilleannonlooker, you may want to adjust your regulators cuz it seems you’re corned beef. Inveraray has one the finest sounds I’ve heard in pipe banding live or on the ewetoob. They may or may not be the top band this year, but before the dust settles in Argyllshire, they will have chalked up a few World’s titles I assure you. and Barnyards, watch the youtube buddy and have a listen. Very much a second place finish and looooook out!

  7. uilleannonlooker

    heard a comment from an ‘overseas’ pipe band that inverary aren’t really deserving of their high result positons but are getting them due to not enough top scots bands making the grade

  8. herecomethedrums

    Amen Lawrie – anyone who thinks those two bands didnt have the best sound needs to have their ears rinsed

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