City of Brisbane Pipe Band

Album of the year / Instrumental of the year / New Talent of the Year / Producer of the year

City of Brisbane Pipe Band with guests Sunnybank Brass and the Barefoot Ceilidh Band

Nominated for

Album of the Year – Barefoot Through Brisbane
Instrumental of the Year – The Road To Passchendaele / The Highland Brigade At Magersfontein
Instrumental of the Year – The High Road To Gairloch / Scotland The Brave
Instrumental of the Year – The Pride Of Barra
Instrumental of the Year – Highland Cathedral
Instrumental of the Year – Cullen Bay
Instrumental of the Year – The Man From Skye / Mrs Julia Spotswood
Instrumental of the Year – Hector the Hero
Instrumental of the Year – The Pikeman’s March / New Year In Noosa / Shoreline Of Lewis / Mac An Irish / Bass Face
Instrumental of the Year – Pipe Major Donald MacLean Of Lewis / Mrs Lily Christie
Instrumental of the Year – Murray’s Fancy / Ass In The Graveyard
Instrumental of the Year – Barefoot Through Brisbane/ Ye Jacobites By Name/ At Long Last
New Talent
Producer of the Year – Peter Hurwood and David “Mash” Parnell



The Band has competed in Pipe Band Contests since 1958 when they took first place in the C grade competition at Wooroolin and later successes included first place in B grade (Warwick 1965) and first place Queensland B Grade competition in 1981. Later, in 1987 it took first place in grade 4 at the famous Maclean Highland Gathering in northern NSW. Recently the Band has been Grade 3 Queensland Champion, but is currently graded 4th Grade.

Over the years the Band has played at many important occasions, including the Grand Scottish Festival held in the Brisbane Botanical Gardens in 1954, during the Royal Tour. In the 1970’s the Lord Mayor’s Command Performance was a spectacular entertainment at the Festival Hall and the Band played there in 1972, ’73 and ’74, the last time in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. In 1982 the Band took part in a huge Massed Band Display at the opening of the Commonwealth Games, and in 1986 played at the opening of the Gateway Bridge.