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Band Concert

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Band Concert - New Years show( 0:29:32)       
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Published: 31/12/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Christmas 2023( 0:24:56)       
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Some piping themed Chirstmas carols and tunes to get into the festive spirit plus results from the Palmerson North Square Day contest.
Published: 17/12/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - December - End of Year is near( 0:28:40)       
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With the end of year upon us, there's only a couple of comps left before Christmas so looking ahead to the RNZPBA Summer School - featuring performances from the 2 international tutors Scott Wallace and Jake Jorgensen.
Published: 3/12/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - 1980's Throwback( 0:24:34)       
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Time to head to the archives to enjoy some classic tracks from the 1980's from the likes of 78th Fraser Highlanders, Polkemmet and Strathclyde Police pipe bands.
Published: 19/11/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Sublime Solos( 0:28:35)       
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A quick wrapup of the World Solo Drumming Championships and Labour Weekend Silver Chanter piping events.
Published: 5/11/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Labour Weekend competition begins( 0:26:48)       
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Top solo pipers gather in Chch over Labour Weekend for the annual Silver Chanter Competition. Jamie McEwan whets your appetite for a full report in the next episode with some great tunes from around the piping world.
Published: 22/10/2023 1:39:00 p.m.
Band Concert - Pre-season Prep( 0:27:39)       
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A quick round up of solos and events leading up to the start of the 2023/24 domestic pipe band season.
Published: 8/10/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - 2023 World Pipe Band Champs - part 2( 0:32:6)       
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Some more recordings from the World Championships and surrounding events with a focus on the 4 NZ bands in attendance - Auckland & Districts, Manawatu Scottish and the two Canterbury Centre bands, Canterbury Caledonian Society and St Andrew's College.
Published: 24/09/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - 2023 World Pipe Band Champs - part 1( 0:37:35)       
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Some recordings and talking points from the 2023 World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow on August 18 and 19.
Published: 10/09/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - European Championships( 0:29:10)       
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Published: 13/08/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - SFU in Concert( 0:23:2)       
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Published: 30/07/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - UK CHAMPS 2023( 0:29:59)       
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Some recordings from the UK Champs held at Lurgan, Northern Ireland on 10th June. Recordings courtesy of the youtube user dronechorus.
Published: 18/06/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - 2023 National Champs Review - Part 4: G2 Medleys( 0:27:59)       
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Clips of the G2 Medley 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: 21/05/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - 2023 National Champs Review - Part 3: G2 MSR's( 0:27:37)       
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Clips of the G2 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: 7/05/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
Band Concert - 2023 National Champs Review - Part 2: G1 Medleys( 0:28:44)       
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Clips of the G1 Medley 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: 9/04/2023 12:30:00 p.m.
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.

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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