The British Pipe Band Championships were held at Cannon Hill park in Birmingham on the 28th of June. For the first time in years it was held in England again and the Islay Pipe Band with Pipe Major Nigel Morris were there as well to compete in grade 4a. Earlier, in May, the band already won the Scottish Championship in grade 4a. There is more information about the Scottish Championship on their website. The band travelled to England on Friday the 27th of June and told the Ileach: 'The sunshine was very hot and our spirits were high as we hit the stage at Cannonhill Park. We tied for first place in the heats and with a big crowd watching went on to play in the final which we were to win by eight points with the University of Bedford second and Stirling in third. Really well done everyone. We played brilliantly, but perhaps a special mention should be given to our Pipe Major Nigel Morris who is also quite good.' Congratulations to all the members of the Pipe Band!!
This morning I found a video on youtube from the Islay Pipe Band playing in Birmingham last weekend. Enjoy!