Inveraray band pipped at the post in ‘worlds’

inveraray pipe bandInveraray and District Pipe Band was named runner-up in the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow but has been tipped for the top by one of the judges.

See the Argyllshire Advertiser, August 22 2014, also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Inveraray’s pipe band is top in Europe

Euro Pipe band Championships Forres MorayshireInveraray and District Pipe Band completed a remarkable rise through the competition ranks within a decade by winning the title of European champions at the end of June.

The band, which entered its first competition in 2005, quickly rose through the grades to enter the premier grade one in 2010.

For the full report and other prizes won by band members, see the Argyllshire Advertiser, July 4 2014, also on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll comes out on top at music festival

mid argyll music festival photos results 2014The 2014 Mid Argyll Music Festival was a bumper year for locals as two of the area’s biggest musical acts received the two biggest awards.

The Gifford Bowl, awarded to the act that achieves the highest mark throughout the week-long festival, was presented to Mid Argyll Youth Chorus (MAYC).

Argyll Brass was credited with the biggest surprise of the festival as the band overcame the renowned Campbeltown Brass in the big bands competition.

See more photos in the Argyllshire Advertiser, March 29 2014, also available on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital

Mid Argyll Pipe Band wins trophy

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Mid Argyll Pipe band, which recently received a £5,500 lottery grant to buy new drums, is hoping to continue its winning streak. 06_a22pipe03

IN THEIR first-ever major tournament, the Mid Argyll Pipe Band has won a trophy. Continue reading Mid Argyll Pipe Band wins trophy

Lochgilphead’s New Love are Live and Unsigned

new-love-band-a11newlove01noA ROCK band from Lochgilphead will this month play at one of the country’s most prestigious venues after being shortlisted to take part in Live and Unsigned. Continue reading Lochgilphead’s New Love are Live and Unsigned

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