Young pipers perform in Nairn charity ceilidh
The Highland Pipers Club is a group made up of pupils from Fortrose, Culloden and Nairn Academies, taught by The Highland Council’s Piping Instructor in these schools, Jim McGregor.
The group took part in a charity ceilidh in Nairn last week, a regular summer event organised by Nairn Ceilidh group every Thursday throughout the season with all money raised going to local groups and charities.
All the pupils enjoyed the experience, especially the terrific atmosphere created by the multinational audience with one of the organisers commenting that “the pupils are a credit to Highland Council instrumental tuition - a great performance, smartly turned out and excellent social skills.”
Norman Bolton, Highland Council’s Music Development Officer said: “Once pupils taught by the Council’s music Instructors reach the stage of being able to get involved in public performances, the wider benefits of learning an instrument really kick in as the comments received from this event organiser go to prove. It is great to see the time and effort our Instructors put into their teaching coming to fruition in any public forum and also great for the Highland’s in general when visitors from all over the world get to see the results of the Council’s investment in our young people.”