January 31, 2007

All-star line-up of drummers gives music to charity

A bevy of some of the world’s greatest pipe band snare drummers will devote their time and music to charity on February 24 in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.

Beginning at 6 p.m., nine drummers, include 16-time World Solo Drumming Champion Jim Kilpatrick and 2006 World Solo Champion Stephen McWhirter, will perform throughout the night with all proceeds from the £10 tickets going to the Kilronan Special Needs School in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.

Performers for the evening are

  • Philip Bell, Field Marshal Montgomery
  • Gordon Brown, Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia
  • Steven Creighton, St. Laurence O’ Toole
  • Jim Kilpatrick, House of Edgar-Shotts & Dykehead
  • Gareth McLees, Field Marshal Montgomery
  • Chris McNichol, Strathclyde Police
  • Stephen McWhirter, Simon Fraser University
  • Brendan Morgan, Ballycoan
  • Barry Wilson, ScottishPower

The event will be held at the Royal Hotel, and more information may be obtained from Gary Smyth at 0781-444-6179.


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