The UK Pipe Band Championships will be held at Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland on June 10.
There is a high entry in all grades. Here are the bands playing in Grade 1 and the times of their performances courtesy of the RSPBA:
Grade 1 – Final
01 13:30 Field Marshal Montgomery
02 13:40 Inveraray and District
03 13:50 Bleary and District
04 14:00 Vale of Atholl
05 14:10 Peoples Ford – Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia
06 14:20 St Laurence O’Toole – Eire
07 14:30 Ravara
08 14:40 Glasgow Police
09 14:50 Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia
10 15:00 Scottish Power
11 15:10 Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
12 15:20 Buchan Peterson
13 15:30 Johnstone
14 15:40 Police Scotland Fife
Click here for all other grades. In the picture above P/M Richard Parkes of Field Marshal Montgomery receives the Grade 1 trophy from the he Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, Chieftain of the 2016 Gathering.
For dates of all other majors click here. For all pipe band competitions check the latest edition of Pipe Band Magazine.