Manawatu Feature in the London Times

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Tucked away close to London Bridge, the Mudlark Pub might normally take a while to find. Tonight, however, you could locate it blindfold. Upstairs, as out of place as a troupe of morris dancers round the back of Glasgow Central Station, five pipers are playing their hearts out. Even with the windows closed the decibel levels are substantial. They are Manawatu, a Scottish pipe band from New Zealand, whose unison playing is so precise that it sounds like a single instrument. Towards the end they march downstairs into the street where they do a moonlit lap of honour, watched by a slightly bemused-looking crowd.

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