The long-awaited recording of the Glasgow Police’s much-lauded concert during World’s Week 2014 is now available for purchase. A statement issued by the band reads: ‘Greater Glasgow Police Pipe Band are pleased to announce that the ‘Ceolry’ CD album has now been released by KRL and will be available at various stockists.
‘We trust that you will find the music contained therein will reflect the fantastic display and atmosphere at Glasgow Concert Hall in August last year where an exciting and wide variety of bagpipe music was performed accompanied by many top artists. So we recommend this disc to you and know that it will become a prized possession.
‘In the meantime below is a link to a taster of the concert and the days leading to it made by Malkie Bow. He did a wonderful job filming and photographing rehearsals and interviews/reactions which accurately reflect the hard work and desire needed to perform a top class pipe band concert which would entertain the demanding pre-Worlds audience.’
The CD has been delayed by technical issues with the sound quality but these have now been resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. You can buy it here either as a CD (£10.50) or as download (£7.99). The CD will be reviewed in Pipe Band magazine in due course. The concert was widely hailed as a significant success for the band and you can read a review here.
Correspondent Hector Russell has sent us a new letter which is a good follow-up to yesterday’s missing trophies article. In it Hector recounts a chance meeting with the late Ronnie Lawrie and we discover what a good memory the big man had and also a lot about previous winners of the SPA’s prestigious MacDougall Gillies piobaireachd competition. Read it here.