Festival’s pipes and drums

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ARBROATH & District Musical Festival’s annual piping and drumming event takes place on Saturday, March 3 at Arbroath Academy from 9.30 a.m.

The festival committee are delighted to welcome judges Arbroathian Gordon Bruce and his friends Finlay Johnston, David Ross and Fiona Wilson who are all highly regarded in the piping and drumming world,

Gordon, who began his piping career with Arbroath Royal British Legion Pipe Band, and Finlay have both won silver medals for piping; while David and Fiona are members of Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band which won the 2011 World Drum Corps at the World Pipe Band Championships held in Glasgow. David has also recently joined the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and is appearing in shows across the U.K.

Entries have been received from all over Scotland and the day promises to be one of a very high standard. Any piper or drummer who would like to enter the competition should contact the Festival secretary Muriel Steven on 01241 870501 or by e-mail murielsteven@btinernet.com Entries will also be accepted on the day of competition.