I found an interesting video today on Youtube where you can see the Islay Pipe Band performing at the World Championships in Glasgow, held on the 15th of August. Islay Pipe Band was placed 7th (of 27) at the Worldâ€™s and they competed in Grade 3B. A report from one of the members in the Ileach: "We arrived at Glasgow Green at 8.00am as you need to get in early so that your bus is as close as possible to the action. The rain was pouring down but we managed to get the gazebo up while Pipey went to register us. We were practising in the gazebo by 9 oâ€™clock, then chanters at noon - pipes at 12.30 and competing at 1.40 - 6th on out of 27 bands in our category.
The weather started to clear and our spirits rose. We played very well and came off the arena thinking we had done a good job - mind you so did a lot of other bands. The march past for the results was at 6.00pm. Our grade was won by a South African pipe band - Benoni Mac Talla - and well done to them. We came 7th overall, just outside the prizes - but there is always next year!