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The 2008 World Pipe Band Championships was won by the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band from Canada led by Pipe Major Terry Lee and this CD displays their admirable talents on that great occasion at Glasgow Green in August 2008 along with the great playing of the next six runner-up bands.
The fabulous annual event attracts many thousands of spectators who can watch around 8000 pipers and drummers in 200 bands from as many as 16 nations compete for the prestigious World Pipe Band Champions title.
|Title:||World Pipeband Championships 2008 vol.1|
|Review:||These were fantastic championships with great playing by the top six Grade 1 bands featured on the CD. On first hearing one disappointment was that the applause had been edited out due to space constraints. While applause can be a distraction on "live" CDs, I missed it after the medleys in particular as some of the playing was very exciting, finished on a definite high and got a great response from the audience e.g. SFU and Shotts. The time between tracks also is very short so it's virtually straight into the MSR after each medley, leaving the listener very little time to settle. However this is a minor complaint which shouldn't detract from an otherwise excellent CD.|
|1/1||Simon Fraser University Pipe Band|
|1/2||Simon Fraser University Pipe Band|
|1/3||Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.|
|1/4||Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.|
|1/5||House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band|
|1/6||House of Edgar Shotts & Dykehead Pipe Band|
|1/7||Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band|
|1/8||Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band|
|1/9||St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band.|
|1/10||St.Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band.|
|1/11||Strathclyde Police Pipe Band|
|1/12||Strathclyde Police Pipe Band|
|1/13||Scottish Lion 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|