Updated: Field Marshal severs ties with Pearl
The five-time World Champion Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band of Belfast has revealed to pipes|drums that it has concluded its agreement with Pearl Percussion to play Pear instruments, a deal that the band struck with the company in 2002.
Sources within the band did not disclose reasons for the move.
The band did not reveal what its plans are for drums. Field Marshal Montgomery is scheduled to perform in at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on January 27, 2007, as part of the Celtic Connections music festival. The band suggested that it will not be playing Pearl drums at the concert.
Keith Orr has been leading-drummer of Field Marshal since 2002.
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