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Misc. Trinidad & Tobago Steel Orchestras, Pt. 1 - A/V Page


Miscellaneous (mainly) smaller and medium-sized bands are featured here. These are grouped together as e.g. the number of videos available on YouTube is too small to justify individual pages.

The name 'Highlanders' may be familiar to many especially older pan aficionados. However, the panside featured here is a relatively new one that has revived this venerable name (the original Highlanders disbanded in 1972) and even, it seems, taken over the original Highlanders panyard in Laventille.

Merrytones from Diego Martin and Valley Harps from Petit Valley have both been known to occasionally reach the Panorama finals, and while perhaps not quite in the 'First Division' of pan both are incredibly enthusiastic and hard working, and of course come from my old 'home turfs'.


Please note that some of the videos that have been described as 'panorama finals' by their posters clearly are not - semis, more likely.

Also please note that the quality, both visual and audio, more often than not is not that great on YouTube. I've tried to pick the 'best', but sometimes even a lousy quality is acceptable on account of the merit of the arrangement, performance, etc. (The visual quality especially on TTT - Trinidad & Tobago Television - has never been that great to begin with, in no small part due to the atrocious lighting at the Queens Park Savannah stage combined with the use of canopies by the bands!




Highlanders Steel Orchestra - I Who Have Nothing - Pan In The 21st Century 2006

Merrytones Steel Orchestra - Tenor Fever - Pan In The 21st Century 2000 Semis
Merrytones Steel Orchestra - Nah Do Dat - Panorama Finals 1990
Merrytones Steel Orchestra - Bandit - Panorama Semi Finals 1989

Valley Harps Steel Orchestra - First In De Line - Panorama Semi Finals 2009


Misc. Trinidad & Tobago Steel Orchestras, Pt. 1 Video Clips


Highlanders Steel Orchestra
'I Who Have Nothing'
Pan In The 21st Century 2006




Merrytones Steel Orchestra
'Tenor Fever'
Pan In The 21st Century 2000 Semis


Merrytones Steel Orchestra
'Nah Do Dat'
Panorama Finals 1990


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Merrytones Steel Orchestra
'Bandit'
Panorama Semi Finals 1989




Valley Harps Steel Orchestra
'First In De Line'
Panorama Semi Finals 2009




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