Led by Pipe Major Chris Armstrong and Drum Sergeant Jake Jorgensen, the Scottish Power Pipe Band take to the infamous World Pipe Band Championships stage on Glasgow Green to perform their stunning full 2023 Grade One Medley set on Day One of the competition.
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.