Major and Minor

Newspaper article from 1987

Pipe Major to minor... it's all a question of scale when Chris Hughes and Jimmy Hunter make music.

Because Pipe Major Chris hits the high notes at 6ft 2in, while piper Jimmy is just five feet tall.

But the long and short of it is that they are in perfect harmony when the Shirley Pipe Band are on parade.

Now the Solihull duo are planning to run an expert eye over other bands when the Highlands come to the Midlands.

Both will be at the City of Birmingham Pipe Band and Drum Major Contest on Sunday July 5th.

This year there is a new venue for the contest, at Moor Lane Sports Ground in Perry Barr, starting at 11:30am and bands from all over the country will be taking part.

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