Saturday, August 07, 2010

Field Marshal Montgomery & Simon Fraser University Pipe Bands at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast

SFU FMM.jpgHad the pleasure of seeing two of the world's greatest pipe bands - Field Marshal Montgomery & Simon Fraser University (Canada) in action last night on the stage of the Waterfront Hall in Belfast. A superb night and an ideal curtain raiser for next weekend's RSPBA World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. Field Marshal Montgomery have set themselves a target of raising £2500 over the next ten days for Breast Cancer charities, with all profits from merchandise being donated. To buy some, visit their website. Thanks to the RSPBA for sending me two front row VIP tickets, which had me sitting between their Chief Executive, Ian Embleton, and their President, George Ussher. George is already brewing some thoughts for a similar, but even more innovative, concert for next year. As we left at the end, Nelson McCausland was buttonholed by a wee woman who said to him "we've travelled from Fermanagh to be here tonight - and we want more of these!!".