Inveraray takes Scots Trad Music award

Published: December 2, 2017
(Page 1 of 1)

The storybook year for Inveraray & District continued in Paisley where, coincidentally, they started their competition season by winning the British Championship, as the band was awarded the title Scottish Pipe Band of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

+ Inveraray: 2017 British Champions

Inveraray & District beat out the Grade 3B Royal Burgh of Annan, and Juvenile bands Lochalsh Junior and Dollar Academy for the prize, determined by popular vote.

The gala event at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre was broadcast live on BBC ALBA, BBC Radio Scotland and streamed globally through the BBC ALBA website.

Inveraray & District of course won its first World Championship, the World Pipe Band Drumming title, and gained the RSPBA Grade 1 Champion of Champions aggregate award. The band narrowly missed a perfect championship year, finishing second only at the UK Championships at Belfast.

Lead-Drummer Steven McWhirter also won his eighth World Solo Drumming Championship, and his seventh in a row.

+ McWhirter wins eighth World Solo Drumming Championship

The band will reportedly end 2017 and start 2018 with a bang, by performing on BBC Scotland’s live Hogmanay celebration broadcast.

Highland piper Brighde Chaimbeul of Skye was nominated in the Up and Coming Artist Award category, which Hò-rò won.

The Scots Trad Music Awards are in their fifteenth year and often feature Highland pipers and piping events in the nominations. Past winners of the Scots Pipe Band of the Year Award have included North Lanarkshire Schools, Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia and West Lothian Schools.

+ Scots Trad Music Awards band of the year goes to Shotts

Legendary piper Murray Henderson and 16-time World Solo Drumming Champion Jim Kilpatrick are among those voted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame.

+ Henderson elected to Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame

+ Kilpatrick elected to Trad Music Hall of Fame


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
December 14, 2005Gordon Duncan dies.
  • Solitary confinement
    Thu, 7 Dec 2017
    I’ve said before that Highland piping is often a solitary pursuit that attracts introverts. The lone piper. Solo competition. Hours of isolated practice at home. Maybe nowhere in our art is independence more evident than in our mu …
Read more »
UPCOMING EVENTS January 1, 2018Waipu Caledonian Society Highland GamesWaipu

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

Mid-section drummers: Always always always carry at least one spare set of pre-fitted flourishing cords on your person on the day of a competition.
Scott Currie, SC Drumming, Uddingston, Scotland