Glasgow City packs it in

Published: September 20, 2017
(Page 1 of 1)

After two years since its launch, the Grade 2 Glasgow City Pipe Band of Scotland has dissolved due to the band’s inability to attract a new drum section, with no new lead-drummer stepping forward for the year ahead.

The band competed in only three events in 2017, including the British, European and World championships, finishing well out of the prize list at each contest, including its Grade 2 qualifying heat at the World’s.

“The band was disappointed with not making a bigger impact in the grade,” Pipe-Major David Wotherspoon said.

Wotherspoon had formed the band after the 2015 season. He had been pipe-major of Lomond & Clyde for several years, starting in 2008 when he moved from Shotts & Dykehead, and was pipe-major of the now defunct Grade 1 City of Glasgow in the 1990s and also led the Grade 2 Dunoon Argyll. David Harling had been the Glasgow City’s lead-drummer

+ New Glasgow City band promises a different approach

It is not known what Wotherspoon’s plans are, if any, at this point.


VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0.0/5
VN:R_U [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0

The new pipes|drums app offers the same publication with a streamlined experience. Get the latest news optimized for your smartphone.
Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play
  • In this age
    Tue, 14 Nov 2017
    The RSPBA recently “aged out” three of its judges. Dixie Ingram, Joe Noble and Ian Wood each reached the age of 75, so they can no longer serve on the Scottish association’s panel. (I have no idea if any of … Continue reading → …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS December 3, 2017Bloomington Pipers’ Society December GatheringSt Thomas Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IN

January 1, 2018Waipu Caledonian Society Highland GamesWaipu

April 25, 3015Master Class Seminar 2015Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

Listen to good playing. Go to competitions, recitals and concerts whenever possible to hear the best players you can, and observe how they tune, prepare etc.
Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh