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Get well soon Gordon!

Just a quick update from the band to let everyone know that a mere five days after leading his Grade 1 corps to their 4th major title of the year and another Champion of Champions Drumming title, L/D Gordon J Brown was rushed into hospital and had emergency surgery for a burst stomach ulcer. Thankfully the operation went well and Gordon is recovering well in hospital. His family have been in visiting regularly and report that he is in good spirits and that a set of sticks and a pad have also been taken into him! From everyone at the band, we wish Gordon a speedy recovery.


Posted by Andrew Ray on 08/31 at 05:33 PM in HomepagePermalink

Boghall crowned Cowal Champions, Drummers win Cowal and Champion of Champions!

Boghall and Bathgate rounded off an excellent 40th anniversary season by winning the Grade 1 Cowal Pipe Band Championships from a strong field of thirteen bands. Playing second last, the band drew their number 2 medley starting with the classic Boghall opener, The Big Road Brusher. All sections of the band had a great run and were delighted to be announced as Cowal Champions for 2012, with the drum corps also winning, thereby taking their 4th major championship of the season.


Posted by Andrew Ray on 08/26 at 07:59 PM in HomepagePermalink

Boghall Drummers on top of the world!

After a busy week leading up to the 2012 World Pipe Band Championships, including the excellent Forte concert, all three Boghall bands were excited to finally arrive at Glasgow Green in glorious sunshine on the morning of Saturday 11th August. With the Grade 1 band in fine form off the back of winning the European Championships 2 weeks before and with the pre-World’s concert receiving some fine reviews courtesy of the College of Piping and Pipes|Drums, the band had high expectations for their own performance.


Posted by Andrew Ray on 08/15 at 01:00 PM in HomepagePermalink

Boghall entertains great crowd at Forte!

On Wednesday 8th August, Boghall and Bathgate were delighted to take to the stage at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as the guest act for the annual Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye pre-World’s concert. The band were very pleased to see a strong turnout from an international audience of over 1600 people and loved the reception they received from an audience which evidently contained many pipe band fanatics.


Posted by Andrew Ray on 08/09 at 03:48 PM in HomepagePermalink