SLOT confirmed for third annual Boxy Concert April 27th

Published: September 30, 2012
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The Glasgow Skye Association Pipe Band built what started as a small concert in Motherwell, Scotland, into the marquee Pre-World’s Concert that is today, and now the Grade 2 Bucksburn & District Pipe Band of Aberdeen is building its own north-of-Scotland spring concert into a major annual show.

The band has announced that 2010 World Champions St. Laurence O’Toole will be the headline act at the April 27th “Boxy Concert” in Aberdeen, following the success of Inveraray & District in 2012 and Boghall & Bathgate at the inaugural 2011 show.

“This has been a long and enduring process to secure such a top Grade 1 pipe band,” said Bucksburn band president, Gus McAskill. “To venture to Aberdeen for this event is one that Pipe Major, Terry Tully from the SLOT pipe band is very honoured and excited about.”

 

Details of the concert are not known, but the event is expected to be held again at the Music Hall in downtown Aberdeen, with Bucksburn taking a turn on stage.

“[The Boxy Concert is] a well-known event and something we all would like to be part of,” said Terry Tully, pipe-major of St. Laurence O’Toole. “We had a meeting . . . to discuss the concert and are all in agreement that this is definitely something we would like to be involved in.”

Bucksburn & District went through a minor rebuilding project in 2012, with new Leading-Drummer Mike Haggart taking over the corps. Haggart is a veteran of Grade 1, mainly with the Vale of Atholl and Dysart & Dundonald pipe bands, and is a protégé of Paul Turner. Bucksburn also recently brought in Shotts & Dykehead snare drummer Simon Lipp.

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  1. cromar

    Another great band for the North East of Scotland well done to Gus for his tireless efforts in making this happen. Hope the Music Hall can cope with the demand, tickets are going to be snapped up quick. Slot will enjoy their visit to Aberdeen especially the after concert party, might need tickets for that as well.

  2. goosy

    A fantastic Band to guest what will be a fantastic concert. Never the like has played in Aberdeen, its going to be awesome!!!. go the Boxy Band

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