NI pipe band wins 10th world title

Published Sunday, 17 August 2014
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Lisburn's Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band have been crowned world champions for the 10th time at the annual competition at Glasgow Green.

Saturday saw the fourth consecutive win for the Northern Ireland band, which is the world's most successful pipe band.

St Laurence O'Toole from Dublin claimed third place behind Field Marshal Montgomery.

There was also success also for Bleary & District Pipe Band from Co Down who came runners up in the Grade 2 Championships.

Northern Ireland's Drum Majors also featured on the World Stage with two Drum Majors winning world titles. Zoe McDowell won the Junior World Championship title and Lauren Abraham winning the Juvenile World Championship title.

In total 10 pipe bands came away from the World Pipe Championships with silverware having competing against a combined 188 pipe bands.

Northern Ireland's Drum Majors continue to dominate the world stage, as they claimed 15 of a possible 18 prizes available on the day.

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WALTER in EAST BELFAST. wrote (128 days ago):
WELL DONE THE FIELD MARSHAL. SUPER PIPE BAND.
eyes to the left in ireland wrote (130 days ago):
the man in the front rite of the photo almost answered a life long question ??????
D in N Ireland wrote (130 days ago):
How come their so good..?
lucylou in belfast wrote (130 days ago):
Fabulous! They must be justly very proud of their achievements. Well done to them all. They have done NI proud.
John in Newtownabbey wrote (131 days ago):
Well deserved. This band is a pleasure to listen to. Their win is a fitting tribute to the efforts and practice that must have gone into this win.
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