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Band Concert

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Band Concert - 2023 National Champs Review - Part 1: G1 MSR's( 0:28:26)       
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Clips of the G1 MSR event from the 2023 NZ National Pipe Band Championships held on March 10-11 in Christchurch. Courtesy of the live stream from the RNZPBA - video available on their youtube channel.
Published: 26/03/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Nationals Weekend( 0:26:46)       
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To mark the weekend of the nationals being held in Christchurch for the first time since 2009, some great tunes to enjoy!
Published: 12/03/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Summer Tunes 2( 0:27:29)       
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Some more great tunes to enjoy over the summer, plus a preview of the upcoming contest season.
Published: 12/02/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Summer Tunes( 0:27:19)       
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Recordings from Summer School from the National Youth Pipe Band of NZ, upcoming contests, plus acknowledging the recent passing of NZ piper Iain Robertson
Published: 29/01/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - New Years Day 2023( 0:28:14)       
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Plenty of music and great variety to kick off the new year in celtic fashion!
Published: 1/01/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Christmas 2022( 0:23:58)       
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A recap of results from the last contest of the year - the Jenny Mair Square Day up in Palmerston North. Plus some good ol' christmas tunes with a Scottish flavour to get you in the festive spirit.
Published: 18/12/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Fifa World Cup on Pipes( 0:23:36)       
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To mark the FIFA World Cup we're taking a trip round the world to listen to bagpipes and drums from countries that you wouldn't necessarily associate with the Great Highland Bagpipe.
Published: 4/12/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Some old favourites( 0:27:15)       
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A collection of classic tunes and performances from world champion bands, including Field Marshall Montgomery, Simon Fraser University, 78th Fraser Highlanders and the Victoria Police pipe bands.
Published: 20/11/2022 12:30:00 p.m.

The skirl of the pipes and the rhythm of the drums are showcased on Band Concert, a programme dedicated to bringing this centuries old instrument to a 21st century audience. Host Jamie McEwan brings you the latest and greatest recordings of piping and drumming, as well as all of the latest news and results from New Zealand and the world. Jamie took over the helm in 2009 from the late Jim Fraser who started the show in the 1990’s. Jamie has brought a new slant to the show – by highlighting the diversity within the pipe band genre. Tune in to hear a bit of everything – solo piping, drum fanfares, techno, choral singing, even some traditional pipe bands! Recordings from the latest contests and competitions are also featured regularly. Jamie is a current member and former Leading Side Drummer for the grade 1 Canterbury Caledonian Society Pipe Band. Outside of competing in the band, he is an active participant in the pipe band scene in New Zealand. Jamie is a well respected tutor, having taught at numerous NZ National Summer Schools and various workshops around the country, and is also Vice President for the Canterbury Centre of the Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association. Band Concert is produced with the assistance of the Canterbury Centre of the RNZPBA and plays Sunday fortnightly at 12.30pm.

Host: Jamie McEwan

Produced By: Jamie McEwan

Language: English

Category: Music

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