Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band - Walk to the Bus

After a hot and sweaty couple of days at Glasgow Green, Richard Parkes and his phenomenal team carried off the World Title once again - making Richard Parkes the Pipe Major with the greatest number of World Titles under his belt.

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It’s an Opera, It’s a Pop Tune, It’s “The Green Hills of Tyrol”

In my part of the world, “The Green Hills of Tyrol” is a staple of massed band performances. You can count on hearing it at some point at the beginning and end of each games day. It’s also used frequently for pipe band tuning—the second part is quite effective, since you are basically playing down the scale from High A. But this little workhorse of a tune is one of the oldest pipe band tunes in our repertoire today, and has quite an amazing story.