• World Pipe Band Championships
  • World Pipe Band Championships

About the Worlds

​World Pipe Band Championships Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017.

​​​​Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Northern Ireland are the World Pipe Band Champions for 2016. They fought off stiff competition from Inverary and District who finished second and St Laurence O’Toole from the Republic of Ireland who were third. The 2016 event was the 30th year in a row Glasgow has hosted the World Pipe Band Championships.

In total 15 nations were represented at The Worlds as they are affectionately known including bands from Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Canada, England, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scotland.

The World Pipe Band Championships are a unique celebration of Scottish culture featuring outstanding musicians who have practised for years to reach the pinnacle of Pipe Band competition. The event has been associated with Glasgow for nearly 70 years.

​The dates for ​World​ Pipe Band Championships 2017 is Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017.

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