Are you ready for a Pipe Band REVOLUTION! Tickets available here The sixth annual Aberdeen Pipe Band Concert has quickly emerged as the top performance event of the new UK season, and the 2016 version on May 14, 2016, will see the Grade 1 ScottishPower Pipe Band combine with the host Grade 2 Bucksburn & District to mount a show, named “Revolution,” at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom. Moving to the new venue with improved acoustics, ScottishPower plans to record the concert for a CD and DVD release in the summer. ScottishPower Pipe-Major Chris Armstrong has indicated that his band is well ahead of schedule, already scoring more than two hours of new concert material, developing a new competition medley, and ushering in 11 new pipers and several additions to the drum section. “We always work on making every concert that bit different and special,” Bucksburn band manager Gus McAskill said. “Our visual intros and visuals throughout the show are a big wow factor, moving to the Beach Ballroom will add another special aspect to the show. It’s an amazing setting for the audience to enjoy the masters of the live pipe band performance.” The Aberdeen concert has featured a series of contending Grade 1 bands, including Field Marshal Montgomery, Inveraray & District, Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia and Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia. The various bands in the Bucksburn organization generally perform as an opening act and then in combination with the headline band at the end of the show. “The timing of this well-established annual event is perfect,” Armstrong said. “Preparing for the competition season is hard enough so having the energy and excitement of the concert to work towards makes the hard work all that bit easier. We have heard a lot about the Aberdeen concert and their energetic audiences, we welcome this opportunity greatly and promise to give the Aberdeen audience a very special night.”
We are very pleased to announce that 15 times world champions and current world drumming champions Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band will guest our 5th Pre-season concert on the 2nd May 2015.
“REINVENTED” LIVE PIPE BAND CONCERT with BUCKSBURN & DISTRICT and SHOTTS & DYKEHEAD CALEDONIA PIPE BANDS.The current World Drumming Champions and 15 times World Pipe Band Champions Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band will grace the stage in 2015 with hosts Bucksburn and District Pipe Band at the 5th annual North of Scotland Pipe Band Concert. Following on from the huge success of Field Marshal Montgomery’s concert in May 2014, Pipe Major Ryan Canning and Leading Drummer Jim Kilpatrick will bring their Band to Aberdeen on 2nd May 2015. The Concert kick starts the pipe band season with great interest. Pipe band members and supporters join together under one roof and look forward to a good night of entertainment and meeting of old and new friends just 3 weeks before the first championship competition in Bathgate. Gus McAskill, Bucksburn President said “Every concert to date has given something very special to the Northeast of Scotland and “Reinvented” will be no different with the current World Drumming champions adding to what I’m sure will be extra special for the drumming lovers in the audience. Ryan and Jim have “Reinvented” the band and continue to build on their success from 2014 with the band’s first live concert in years. Ryan has given Shotts a new lease of life with his enthusiasm, knowledge and of course his reputation as one of the most popular composers working today. Its going to be another fantastic night Ryan Canning Shotts Pipe Major said ““Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band are delighted to have been asked to take part in Bucksburn & District’s widely acclaimed, and now annual, Aberdeen concert. For us, this is the perfect opportunity to get Shotts back on a concert stage for the first time in many years. It’s another big step forward for the band as we work on developing a brand new concert repertoire, which we’re excited to debut in May.” Tickets available here
It’s finally here - The concert that everyone has been waiting for!! 9 times and current Grade One World Champions, Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band will perform at the well-established pre-season concert at Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday 3rd May 2014. “To kick start the season with one of the best Pipe Bands in History is nothing more than amazing” said Bucksburn President Gus McAskill. “To say we are delighted is a huge understatement. Now in our 4th year, the concert has grown to an incredible level. To have FMM as our guests is something to be very proud of and I know that they will be greatly received by the audience.” Since the 2007 Pre Worlds Concert FMM have played at various concerts performing alongside other bands for short periods. In addition to FMM next year, Bucksburn will add the usual “local flavour”. The night will once again include showcasing the young local talent alongside the best in Grade one which gives the youngsters a feel of what it’s like to play on stage beside the best. Everyone in Bucksburn is immensely excited and honoured to welcome FMM to Aberdeen. Richard Parkes added “ I am delighted that FMM have been invited to perform at the 4th Bucksburn Concert. The North East of Scotland has a rich Pipe Band history, so the opportunity to play in front of a knowledgeable crowd will be an absolute privilege. A concert so close to the start of the new season will be a good test for the band and provides an excellent opportunity to showcase new material. The format of the concert allows the region to highlight the young piping and drumming talent being developed by bands such as Bucksburn and District and I am looking forward to FMM being part of what promises to be a great night”. Tickets will be available from Aberdeen Box Office www.aberdeenboxoffice.