Grade 1 Review of Worlds Final/ Tain Games

10628625_10152738969223566_1160096277356351937_nWe conclude our extensive coverage of the World Pipe Band Championships with a detailed look at the Grade 1 final from editor Robert Wallace. 

There are comments on the individual band performances and some suggestions as to how an already excellent competition could be improved.  Read the article here and also check out our other features on the Worlds by clicking the relevant headings on this page.

Going by yesterday’s readership figures interest in the Championship continues unabated so thanks once more to all our thousands of readers around the world. Don’t forget you can follow all posts on Piping Press via our Twitter account at @RawmacRobert.


The solo world will begin to take centre stage in proceedings for the rest of the summer with the two most eminent gatherings at Oban and Inverness to come.

Last week’s Tain Games got lost in the Worlds/ Piping Live week but the results have now been posted.

Saturday sees the Lochaber Gathering and such is the entry that the organisers have split the B/C Grade into two heats with three from each going forward into a final of six. Twenty-eight pipers have entered for this grade, 17 in the P/A and 12 juniors.