It is not every Association that can boast its own pipe band!
The Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye Pipe Band
The band was formed in 1968 and 45 years on is still going strong. The band were winners of the Grade 2 "Champion of Champions" in 1986 and are the only remaining Pipe Band with “Glasgow” in their title.
The band are very passionate and proud of their long standing connection with Glasgow and the Glasgow Skye Association and wear the MacLeod of Skeabost tartan. In recent years the band altered their title to “The Phoenix Honda Glasgow Skye Pipe Band” to reflect their new connection with John McGuire of the Phoenix Car Company Ltd.
The band is led by Pipe Major Kenny MacLeod and has over 35 members from across the central belt of Scotland. It is one of the smartest and most recognisable bands in the pipe band circuit.
The band currently competes in Grade 2 and last year finished in overall 2nd place at British Pipe Band Championships held in Birmingham and 4th overall at the famous Cowal games held in Dunoon.
The band also have successfully run what has become known to many as “the pre worlds concert” in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Every year for the last 19 years the band have invited top bands from all over the world to come and perform a concert on the Wednesday prior to the World Pipe Band Championships which are held in Glasgow. Check the band's own website for details of this event and other concerts.
Here is the band in action, as a wee taster. (It is no substitute for seeing them live but it still stirs the soul!)
Kenny MacLeod (PM) Dougie Orr (treas), Lesley Wilson (sec), Nicholas Donnelly, Gavin Fairweather, Andrew Bell, Bryan Sinclair, Douglas Moir, Colin Downie, Alasdair MacKay, Richard , Chris Ross, David Laird, Euan Campbell, William Fraser
James Whitefield (D/S), Kennth Capstick, Kennth Wilson, Robert Forrest, Robert Andrews, Pete Dale,Paul Oilver
James Bryce, Peter Connell, Catriona Gilmour, Laura Park, Carron Andrews
The band welcomes any new players wishing to join. Please contact the secretary at phgssecretary [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk.
Hiring the Band
Hire the band to make that special occasion really special! Please contact the secretary at phgssecretary [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk for details.