Red Hot Chilli Pipers go platinum in New York

Published: April 30, 2008
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Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond surprised the Red Hot Chilli Pipers last week with a presentation of the band’s first platinum disc as the group took part in the Tartan Day celebrations in Manhattan.

The group’s Bagrock to the Masses, released last November, cracked the UK’s top 100 pop charts with its blend of Highland pipes performing arrangements of rock and pop classics.

Salmond made the presentation to the band while it was doing a photo shoot in Times Square, taking a break from concerts around the city after leading the April 5th Tartan Day Parade.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond presents the Red Hot Chilli Pipers with the band's first platinum disc in Times Square.

The group also entertained United States senators and members of congress at a dinner hosted by the Scottish Government.”The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are doing a tremendous job over here in New York promoting Scotland in exactly the way we want to portray and are certainly keeping New York awake with their rock bagpipes,” Salmond said.

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  1. johnnyrowe@hotmail.com

    Congrats, Stuart (and the rest of the gang) ! Damn, a platinum record ( regardless of what country) is a HUGE achievement. Well done. – johnny.

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