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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-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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Band Concert-06-01-2019 New Year's Show
Re-cap of results from Waipu and the Northcote invitational Solo contests plus a summary of PipesDrums.com's NY Honour's List
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Band Concert-23-12-2018 Christmas Show
Review of Palmerston North Square Day plus some Christmas tracks to get in the festive spirit
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Band Concert-09-12-2018 Re:Charge Your Batteries with FMM
Heading into the summer holidays, we recharge our batteries with the 2007 Re:Charged concert from Field Marshal Montgomery.
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Band Concert-25-11-2018 Thanksgiving Scottish Style
A number of tracks with a link to the US of A to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend!
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Band Concert-11-11-2018 Armistice Day Show
A mixture of clips old and new plus a tribute to those who served in WW1
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Band Concert-28-10-2018 World Solo Drumming Champs 2018
Some performances from the World Solos, as well as results and a tribute to the passing of Gavin Manson.
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Band Concert-30-09-2018 Busy October
Upcoming events through October plus more recordings from the 2018 Worlds qualifiers
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Band Concert-16-09-2018 2018 Worlds Review Part 2
Second part of the 2018 Worlds wrap-up of results including Pipe Idol performances from 3 of New Zealand's young piping talents
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Band Concert-02-09-2018 2018 Worlds Review - Part 1
The first of a series of shows reviewing the 2018 World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow
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Band Concert-05-08-2018 Scottish Championships 2018
A few recordings from the Scottish Champs held in Dumbarton. The last RSPBA major before the Worlds.
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