McCallum Pipe Chanters win 1st 2nd & 3rd
The final of the Bagad National Championship (grade 1) was held as it is every year at the Festival Interceltic of Lorient. After this final, Bagad Kemper were crowned Champions of Brittany for the 20th time.
In this competion the three highest ranked pipes corps all played with McCallum pipe chanters.
(Bagad Kemper 2012 Champions)
Pipe Corps Results (Lorient contest)
Overall (Lorient contest)
1st Bagad Kemper 2nd Bagad Brieg 3rd Bagad Cap Caval
1st Bagad Kemper 2nd Bagad Cap Caval 3rd Kevrenn Alre
The McCallum Bagpipe chanter that has been so successful for the bands is called the Breton chanter which is slightly lower pitched to blend in with the bombards and the coloured buttons are inserted into the holes so that the pipers can play C natural and F natural without changing their fingering.