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FMM runner-up at All Ireland Championships

Field Marshal Montgomery finished second at the All Ireland Pipe Band Championships. This year, the contest was held in New Ross, Co. Wexford. FMM won the Best Piping prize. Congratulations to St Laurence O’Toole who won the competition. The band’s performances – torrential rain and all – can be viewed below.[…]

FMM Fourth in Forres

Field Marshal Montgomery finished fourth at the European Pipe Band Championships, held on Saturday 28th June in Forres, Moray. The band performed their “Rowd’s Hornpipe” medley. Weather conditions proved challenging for pipe corps across the grades. A cold and wet start to the morning quickly turned into a warm and humid[…]

FMM Secure Win at Craigavon & District Championships

FMM took first overall at the Craigavon and District Championships. The band won the medley contest with four first places and were runners’ up in the MSR behind St Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, who also won the overall drumming prize. Once again, the weather was warm and sunny, ensuring near[…]

FMM on top form at inaugural UK Pipe Band Championships

Saturday 14th June saw 107 bands travel to Belfast to compete at the inaugural United Kingdom Pipe Band Championships. With blue skies and warm temperatures, the grounds of Stormont proved a very popular location for this new event on the pipe band calendar, drawing thousands of spectators. Fourteen bands competed[…]

FMM win British Pipe Band Championships

Field Marshal Montgomery won their sixth consecutive British Pipe Band Championships at Bathgate on 31st May, 2014. With favourable weather conditions – warm temperatures and some brief patches of sunshine – twelve bands competed in a very closely fought Grade 1 contest. FMM performed their number 2 medley and were[…]

FMM win Co. Fermanagh Championships

Field Marshal Montgomery kicked off the 2014 season with a win at the Co. Fermanagh Championships in Enniskillen with two firsts in piping, first in ensemble and 2nd in drumming. Last year’s contest was rained off but the conditions were much more favourable this year and the band aired their[…]

2014 Season

Field Marshal Montgomery’s schedule  for the 2014 season is now available. Proceedings commence on 24th May at the County Fermanagh Championships in Enniskillen before the first Major Championship of the season – the British – at Bathgate a week later. After a hard winter’s preparation, FMM are looking forward to[…]

Full House in Aberdeen

Field Marshal Montgomery were honoured to perform at the “Just Listen” concert in the Aberdeen Music Hall on Saturday, 3rd May. The annual event is hosted by Bucksburn & District Pipe Band. The “Boxy” concert has quickly established itself as one of the premier pipe band concerts in the calendar[…]

Pipe Major William ‘Billy’ Maxwell – 21st November 2013

Billy Maxwell, President of Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band and the band’s founding Pipe Major, died on 21st November 2013. Billy was a giant of a character in piping in Northern Ireland and had a major influence on the development of the pipe band community across the island of Ireland[…]

FMM win 2013 Grand Slam!!

Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band won the 2013 Cowal Pipe Band Championship on Saturday 31stAugust securing the band’s third Grand Slam of RSPBA Major Championships. The band won the competition with firsts in piping, first in ensemble and second in drumming. Congratulations to Stephen McWhirter and the Inveraray Drum Corps[…]