Ross and Cromarty pipes and drums live in concert
Ross and Cromarty pipes and drums school are embarking on a 3 night mini tour of the Ross-shire area to bring the bands successful year to a close. The concerts will present a carefully blended evening of both traditional and modern music with some fantastic highland dancers from the Marion Munro School of Dancing adding a modern twist on things.
Both the novice A and development bands will be performing with more than 60 musicians coming together at the end to play well known Scottish tunes. The band members and tutors have been working non stop for months to ensure the delivery of a first class performance.
The concerts all take place from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and details are as follows -
- 23rd November - Tain Academy (guest Gizzenbriggs)
- 24th November - Invergordon Academy (guest Short Breed)
- 25th November - Dingwall Academy (guest Strathpeffer pipe band)
Drew Caldwell, The Highland Council’s pipe band drumming Instructor said: “It has been extremely hard work getting both bands prepared, but enjoyable too. These are the bands first official concert performances and it will be great to see the development band on stage making their public debut. It’s fair to say they are both excited and a little nervous”.
Although RACPADS runs as an independent group, it is supported as an extension to the Highland Council’s Instrumental Tuition Service and the Council’s Music Development Officer, Norman Bolton noted said: “It is very important to hold events such as this within local areas as it lets communities see and hear how youth piping and drumming is improving in the highlands. We are very fortunate to have a Council which values and continues to support the array of musical; social and life skills gained from participation in the many and varied groups available to Highland’s aspiring young musicians.”
The band has invited local area pipe bands and music groups to come together through the common thread of highland music.