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PSNI band hits right note at piping event

By Nevin Farrell

The PSNI pipe band blew the competition away at the Scottish Championships on Saturday.

The Pipes and Drums of the Police Service of Northern Ireland won grade two at the event in Dumbarton, which pulled in a 25,000-strong crowd.

The band also picked up the drumming award at the colourful competition.

PSNI pipe major Robert Cupples said he was delighted with the result.

He added that the achievement was a high point for the band, which has been building momentum all season.

Mr Cupples also praised the PSNI drum corps, led by Barney Megoran.

Aughintober, of Tyrone, and Armagh's Marlacoo & District also tasted victory, and drum major Paula Braiden, from Cullybackey, additionally lifted titles.

The bands are now gearing up for the World Championships.

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