April 30, 2004

Clan Gregor to take Stirling stage

Scotland’s Clan Gregor Pipe Band plans to stage a major concert on May 28 at the Albert Halls in Stirling, six days after the first major RSPBA championship at Dumbarton, Scotland.

Entitled “Despite Them All,” the event marks the first concert for the three-year-old band, which enters the 2004 season for the first time in Grade 1.

The reigning winners of the Grade 2 event at the World Pipe Band Championships, the band describes the concert as “an evening of traditional Scottish music,” and expects the 850-seat theatre to sell out.

In addition to Clan Gregor, the concert will feature solo piping from Alistair Dunn, interim Pipe-Major of the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band; the folk group Celtica; and the Dollar Academy Pipe Band.

“Despite Them All” refers to a line in Sir Walter Scott’s song, “MacGregor’s Gathering,” in which he writes, “MacGregor despite them shall flourish forever.”

Further information on the concert can be obtained from the band.

Pipe-Major George Shepherd Jr. and Leading-Drummer Michael O’Neill lead Clan Gregor.


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