DTSPB marks 40 with purpose and a new CD

Published: May 31, 2012
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The Grade 1 Dowco Triumph Street Pipe Band of Vancouver will help celebrate its fortieth anniversary year by releasing a new recording on June 16th, the first for the band since the mid-1980s.

With Purpose is currently in the final stages of production, and was recorded at Hipposonic Studios in Vancouver, a popular studio with many famous artists, including Diana Ross and Led Zeppelin, and produced by Ian Casselman, drummer with the group Marianas Trench.

According to Pipe-Major David Hilder the new CD will feature 12 tracks, including two suites by band member Simon Blackshaw of Australia and a contemporary track that includes Casselman on drums.

“Throughout the project, Ian [Casselman] brought forth some very innovative and fresh ideas, and his contributions were invaluable in creating the final product,” Hilder said. “We are extremely pleased with the sonic sound captured on this album, having played a full band on each track.”

The CD is available directly from the band online and in-person at various competitions and events over the summer. Those ordering before the release date will also receive a Dowco Triumph Street baseball cap.

The band enjoyed a breakthrough in 2011, qualifying for the Grade 1 Final at the World Pipe Band Championships and finishing sixth overall in the Medley event. Dowco Triumph Street will share the stage with 2011 World Champions Field Marshal Montgomery at the SECC in Glasgow on August 9th at the Pipes of Peace Concert.

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