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FMM Piper turns Ironman

FM piper, Alisdair McLaren, was absent from the ranks in 2014 as he took a season off competing to chase his boyhood dream of becoming an Ironman. A keen triathlete, Alisdair spent his childhood swimming competitively in his native Western Australia. “As a young boy, I had two dreams: to win[…]

FMM Wins Tenth Worlds’ Title

The Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band secured its tenth Worlds’ title on Saturday 16th August on Glasgow Green. It was also a hugely successful day for FMM’s Drum Major Samantha Gordon who was placed 2nd in the World Senior Drum Major contest, her best result to date. In a similar[…]

FMM Win Sixth Successive Scottish Championships

Field Marshal Montgomery won their sixth consecutive Scottish Championships at Dumbarton on 26th July, 2014. The band performed its No. 1 MSR set, Balmoral Highlanders, John Roy Stewart and Charlie’s Welcome. The weather for most of the day was overcast and mild, however this wasn’t to last with heavy downpours[…]

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[…]