On May 15, 2010, the Toronto Police Pipe Band took the main stage at Toronto's storied El Mocambo Club for an unforgettable night of music. The band had been beating the edges of pipe band music tradition for over two years and, in doing so, helping to get people to think about music in a different way while helping the pipe band world, especially, burn up internet bandwidth with wide-ranging opinion.
The show this night includes all their much-loved (and not-so-much loved) selections of competition music in addition to an almost full hour of brand-new concert selections.
- You’ll find the sound captured on Saturday, May 15, 2010, superb: pipe chanters, drones, mid-section and snares all in remarkable balance and in unanimous good tune. But make no mistake, the Toronto Police Pipe Band’s Live at the el Mocambo is a long way from a studio recording. It’s live in a big way with audience and band in equally good spirits. Keen listeners will even pick up some especially exuberant rasta beats from the reggae band playing one floor below. It’s all good fun.
1 Breton March & Gavotte 2:04
2 Tribute to John MacLellan, DCM, Dunoon 3:59
3 Idiomatica 8:15
4 An Adaptation of Alex Duthart’s Salute to Max Rayne 3:36
5 Solo Piping: Michael Grey 3:47
6 Strathspeys & Reels 3:29
7 Air & Concerto Ascenseur 3:25
8 Variations on a Theme of Good Intentions 7:17
9 Air & Jigs 5:45
10 Pibroch 8:39
11 Solo Piping: Ian K MacDonald 7:02
12 Hornpipes 3:25
13 Gallus No. 3 7:10