Mid Argyll Pipe Band
2008 Hands Up For Trad Scottish Pipe Band of the Year Award!
The Band have not played at competitions in recent years but have gained their respected reputation for community work and for taking their cultural heritage to new audiences in Europe, most recently in exchange visits with the Czestochowa Pipe Band in Poland. After the initial nominations from some of Scotland's top music industry professionals, support for their Scottish Pipe Band of The Year Award nomination came from North America, Canada and across Europe. Voters closer to home included the notable Scots singer Sheila Wellington, who famously sang at the opening of the Scottish Parliament. This, coupled with the overwhelming votes and support from the Mid Argyll Community and throughout Argyll and Bute, secured the Band their title.
The Band is known for having a strong and growing youth element and encouraging new members, with a standard of achievement now remarkably evident in a choice of material for the album that goes beyond traditional Pipe Band repertoire. This is "traditional music with a twist".