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Band Concert

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 the show and 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. 

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Band Concert-07-07-2019 European Championships
A selection of performances from the European Championships from 29 June in Inverness
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Band Concert-23-06-2019 - UK Championships - Lurgan 2019
A sampling og recordings from the second major RSPBA concert for 2019, held in Lurgan, County Armagh in Northern Ireland.
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Band Concert-09-06-2019 Winter Warm Up
A selection of tracks to brighten the mood on a winter's day, featuring Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Steven Shedden and Shotts and Dykehead with Bagad Brieg
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Band Concert-26-05-2019 British Championships-Paisley 2019
A summary of results and recordings from the Grade 1 event at the first RSPBA major contest of 2019
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Band Concert-12-05-2019 Kilted Kiwis Part 1
As a celebration of NZ Music Month during May we are sampling some great tracks from NZ pipers and drummers
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Band Concert-28-04-2019 National Pipe Band Championships 2019-Part 2
Part 2 of our review of the 2019 National championships in Dunedin, featuring performances from Grades 2,3 and 4
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Band Concert-14-04-2019 NZ Pipe Band Champs 2019 Part 1
First part of a review of the 2019 Pipe Band Championships held in Dunedin on March 29/30
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Band Concert-03-03-2019 - On Home Ground - Volume 1
A selection of tracks from volume 1 of the ambitious double album from Simon Fraser University Pipe Band
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Band Concert-17-02-2019 Concert Time
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue - footage of performances featuring Tom Walker, Red Hot Chili Pipers, National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland and young piper Ryan Cupples Menendes
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Band Concert-03-02-2019 Winter Storm 2019 Highlights
A selection of recordings from the 2019 winter Storm event held in Kansas City in January
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Band Concert-20-01-2019 World Championships 2001
A smaple of tracks from the World champs 2001 plus a rundown of upcoming contest dates and events
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