Shotts drum up a storm, Hosbilt Release, Free Drum Sticks and T-Shirt Promo!

Dumbarton, Scotland May 22nd 2010.  Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band of Northern Ireland fly home crowned as Scottish Champions 2010!  The exciting news from that event was that the House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band won the drumming, with two Bass Drummers!  Tyler Fry spearheaded this bold move stating ” Dual bass drums on Bagpipe G and A with tenor drums making up the relative chords around them.  It makes harmonic and musical sense in terms of enhancing melody and consequently ensemble.”

A very bold move indeed, but maybe this is the direction that pipe bands need to be headed? What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment below.  Also, check out the video of Shotts from Dumbarton –

What will be on the cards next? Three Bass Drums? Other forms of hand percussion?  The sky’s the limit!

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4 thoughts on “Shotts drum up a storm, Hosbilt Release, Free Drum Sticks and T-Shirt Promo!

  1. Interesting innovation – two bass drums. Some may possibly say that the function might be better addressed by the tenor section. I’m old school, listening for the bass heartbeat, and provided by one person. Que sera.
    Reg Scott (piper)

  2. Shotts is always trying for the inovative. I liked the two bass drums. I thought it was exceptionally well performed and produced a marvelous sound.

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